On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that consumer complaints filed before the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 should resume in the Fora in which they were filed as per the monetary jurisdiction under the foregoing Consumer Protection Act 1986.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR shah overrule the directions of National Consumer Dispute Redressal commission that the formerly instituted cases as per the 1986 Act should be transferred to the respective fora as per the new monetary jurisdiction under the 2019 Act as it repealed the previous one. Also ordered that all proceedings instituted before it shall resume to be heard by the fora established under the 1986 Act and they are not to be moved to the new fora.
This notable proclamation, which settles this extensive confusion prevailing in consumer fora throughout the country, came in the case Neena Aneja and others vs Jai Prakash Associates Ltd.
Further details will be known after the full copy judgement is released.