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District Forum and State Commission. - Organisation of Commerce and Management

Distinguish Between

Distinguish between the following:

District Forum and State Commission.

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Solution 1

Sr.

No.

Basis of Difference

District Forum

State Commission

 

1.

 

Meaning

A Consumer disputes redressal forum working at district level

A consumer disputes redressal forum working at state level.

 

2.

 

Monetary Jurisdiction

It can entertain the cases where the value of goods and services and the compensation claimed is less than rupees twenty lakhs.

It can entertain the cases where the value of goods and services and the compensation claimed is more than rupees twenty lakhs and less than 1 crore.

 

3.

 

Duration

Every member should hold office for a term of five years or up to the age of sixty five years, whichever is earlier.

Every member should hold office for a term of five years or up to the age ofsixty seven years, whichever is earlier.

 

4.

Nature of Complaints

Only original cases can be entertained which are within the local limits of a district.

It can entertain original cases and also appeals against the order of District Forum within the geographical limits of the state.

5.

 

Members

Other than president it has minimum two members.

Other than president it has minimum two members.

 

6.

Area Covered

It covers a particular district.

It covers a particular state.

 

7.

 

President

District judge or equivalent.

High court Judge or equivalent.

Solution 2

Basis District Forum State Commission
Level Works at the district level Works at the state level
Compensation
claim
Less than Rs 20 lakh. More than Rs 20 lakh but less
than Rs 1crore.
Scope for reappeal In case the consumer is not
satisfied with the judgement,
he/she can file an appeal before
the State Commission within 30
days of passing the judgement.
In case the consumer is not
satisfied with the judgement,
he/she can file an appeal before
the National Commission within
30 days of passing the
judgement.
President He should be a judge at the
district level or equivalent.
He should be or have been a
judge of High Court.
Concept: Legal Redressal Machinery Under Consumer Protection Act 1986
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