Additional powers of Consumer Courts: Additional powers of the National Commission, State Commission and District Forum

Rule 10. Additional powers of the National Commission, State Commission and District Forum.-

Additional powers of Consumer Courts

( I) The National Commission, the State Commission and the District Forum shall have power to
require any person,-
(a) to produce before, and allow to be examined and kept by an officer of the National
Commission, the State Commission or the District Forum, as the case may be,
specified in this behalf, such books, accounts, documents or commodities in the
custody or under the control of the person so required as may be specified or
described in the requisition, if the examination of such books, accounts, documents or
commodities are required for the purpose of this Act;

(b) to furnish to an officer so specified, such information as may be required for the
purpose of this Act.


  1. Subs. by G.S.R. 759(£), dated 21st November, 1995 (w.e.f. 21-11-1995).

(2)(a) Where during any proceedings under this Act, the National Commission, the State
Commission or the District Forum, as the case may be, has any ground to believe that any book,
paper, commodity or document which may be required to be produced in such proceedings, are
being or may be, destroyed, mutilated, altered, falsified or secreted, it may, by written order,
authorise any officer to exercise the power of entry and search of any premises. Such authorised
officer may also seize such books, papers, documents or commodities as are required for the
purpose of this Act:

Provided that such seizure shall be communicated to the National Commission, the State
Commission or the District Forum as the case may be, as soon as it is made or within a period
not exceeding 72 hours of making such seizure .after specifying the reasons in writing for
making such seizure.

(b) The National Commission, the State Commission or the District Forum, as the case
may be, on examination of such seized documents or commodities, as the case may be, may
order the retention thereof or may return it to the party concerned.

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  • i.s.kohli says:

    Whether execution orders of distt consumer court b stayed by state comm.

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  • Surya Swetabh says:

    Whether bailable warrant issued by the District Consumer Forum in execution proceeding be stayed by the State Commission? If yes, is there any amount to be deposited to get the stay on execution of the issued Bailable warrant?

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