Study the following case/situation and express your opinion.
Mrs. Meera a resident of Nagpur District bought a washing machine worth Rs. 50,000 without cash memo with a warranty period of 2 years. After 1.5 years she noticed some defect and asked the company to repair or replace it. The company did not accept her complaint despite the defective product.
In the above case,
i) Suggest suitable redressal machinery to protect her right.
ii) If she is not satisfied with the decision given by redressal machinery, where should she appeal?
iii) What was the negligence of Mrs. Meera while buying the washing machine?
- According to Right to Redressal, Mrs. Meera should file a complaint about the fair settlement of the claim. This right enables Mrs. Meera to demand repair or replacement or compensation for defective products i.e., in the above case washing machine supplied. Three-tier quasi-judicial consumer dispute redressal machinery is established for the settlement of the claim. Mrs. Meera can file a complaint in the District Commission established in her district as the value of machinery does not exceed 1 crore.
- If Mrs. Meera is not satisfied with the order or judgment was given by District Commission, then she can appeal against such order to State Commission within 45 days from the date of such order, in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
- Mrs. Meera did not collect or ask for a cash memo and guarantee/warranty card for a period of 2 years as soon as she purchased the washing machine worth 50,000.