Zulfkar for establishing consumer clubs in schools



Zulfkar for establishing consumer clubs in schools
Heritage school observes consumer day
 JAMMU: Stressing on establishing consumer clubs in the educational institutes for actively involving youth in spreading information regarding consumer rights, the Minister for CA&PD Ch Zulfkar Ali Monday said that youth can play a vital role in supplementing the efforts to check unethical trade practices.
The Minister said this while speaking at a function organized at Heritage school  as a part of  Consumer Day celebrations
Mr Zulfakar said that Consumer Clubs will help provide a conducive  platform to sensitize and educate the  students about various laws and acts envisaged to safeguard consumer interests .
Stressing on   holding  mass awareness programmes , the Minister said that larger objective of holding these campaigns is to involve more youths in the drive launched by CA&PD ,Legal Metrology Department and Consumer forum for eradicating all unfair trade practices which are detrimental  for the society.
“Well aware consumer can play a pivotal role in safeguarding their interests” Minister asserted  and urged upon the consumers to keep themselves abreast with their rights and responsibilities .
Zulfkar while highlighting the measures taken by the government to protect consumer interest maintained that  concerted efforts will be made to realize the promise of ensuring quality and standard essential to the consumers.
Zulfkar said the survival of industries largely depends upon  consumer satisfaction   which should be  prioritized  adding that  time  has come  that local products  match the quality standards to break the monopoly of certain brands  and provide better options to the consumers at affordable prices .
Director CA&PD G.S Chib, Joint Controller LMD Amar Singh, Deputy Controller  Manoj Parbhakar; Tanveer Hussain representatives of Consumer forum beside  senior officers of line department were present on the occasion.


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