Section 10: Establishment of Central Consumer Protection Authority.


The Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Central Consumer Protection Authority

Section 10: Establishment of Central Consumer Protection Authority.

*10. (1) The Central Government shall, by notification1, establish with effect from such date as it may specify in that notification, a Central Consumer Protection Authority to be known as the Central Authority to regulate matters relating to violation of rights of consumers, unfair trade practices and false or misleading advertisements which are prejudicial to the interests of public and consumers and to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers as a class.

(2) The Central Authority shall consist of a Chief Commissioner and such number of other Commissioners as may be prescribed, to be appointed by the Central Government to exercise the powers and discharge the functions under this Act.

(3) The headquarters of the Central Authority shall be at such place in the National Capital Region of Delhi, and it shall have regional and other offices in any other place in India as the Central Government may decide.


*Come into force w.e.f. 24.07.2020.

1. Vide Notification No. S.O. 2422(E) dated 23rd July, 2020, In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (35 of 2019) and with effect from the 24th day of July, 2020, the Central Government hereby establishes the Central Consumer Protection Authority as a body corporate by the said name having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power, subject to the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations made thereunder, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued. The Central Authority shall have its headquarter at New Delhi.

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