Member of co-operative society is Consumer
A member of the Co-operative Society is a consumer under the Consumer Protection Act.
The co-operative society is bound to provide all services to the member of the society as are prescribed under the consumer protection Act.
It is the will of the member, whether he wishes to file a complaint in a Consumer forum or in the Registrar of co-operative Societies.
DEFICIENCIES IN SERVICES BY A CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY
If any member feels that his representations are not properly attended by the managing committee and he is not able to enjoy all the rights of his flat and other facilities, the member is free to file a complaint under the consumer protection act to get compensation for the deficiencies in services.
The Consumer Forum as well as the Registrar will have to give directions to the management of the Society, if a Prayer is made by the member in his complaint. If the management again fails to abide by the directions, they shall be liable for serious offences like Contempt of Court and may be sent to Jail or heavily penalized.
WHO IS CONSUMER: Any one who purchases an item or receives services for a price. The member of the co-operative societies is therefore a consumer.
WHAT IS UN-FAIR TRADE PRACTICE: Any practice which a normal person understands that the practice takes away the rights of the person without any reasonable cause can further take advice from a legal expert.
WHAT IS DEFICIENCY IN SERVICES: Any person who thinks that the quality and time of providing certain services to him or her are not conforming to the agreed terms can further take advice from a legal expert.
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