Section 1: Short Title, Extent, Commencement and Application


The Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Act No. 35 of 2019
9th August, 2019

An Act to provide for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ disputes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—


Section 1: Short Title, Extent, Commencement and Application.

1. (1) This Act may be called the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall come into force on such date1 2 as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

(4) Save as otherwise expressly provided by the Central Government, by notification, this Act shall apply to all goods and services.


1. Following sections shall come into force w.e.f. 20.07.2020 vide Notification No. S.O. 2351(E) dated 15th July, 2020:

Chapter Sections
I Section 2 [Except clauses (4), (13), (14), (16), (40)]
II Sections 3 to 9 (both inclusive);
IV Sections 28 to 73 (both inclusive);
[Except sub-clause (iv) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 58.]
V Sections 74 to 81 (both inclusive);
VI Sections 82 to 87 (both inclusive);
VII Sections 90 and 91;
[Except sections 88,89,92 & 93]
VIII -Sections 95, 98, 100,
-Section 101
[Except clauses (f) to (m) and clauses (zg), (zh) and (zi) of sub –section 2 ].
-Sections 102, 103, 105, 106, 107
[ Except sections 94, 96,97,99, 104]

2. Following sections shall come into force w.e.f. 24.07.2020 vide Notification No. S.O. 2421(E) dated 23rd July, 2020:

Chapter   Sections
I Definition Section 2 [clauses (4), (13), (14), (16), (40)]
III Central Consumer Protection Authority Sections 10 to 27 (both inclusive)
IV Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Sub-clause (iv) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 58
VII Offences and Penalties Sections 88, 89, 92 and 93
VIII Miscellaneous -Sections 94, 96, 97 and 99.
-Clauses (f) to (m) of sub-section 2 and clauses (zg), (zh) and (zi) of sub–section 2 of Section 101
– Section 104



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