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Old May 4th, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Shop fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 extra on drink

Who said India will not change,we are fighting for our rights and getting justice

Shop fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 extra on drink

CHENNAI: That October morning in 2009, a vendor at Chennai airport decided to make an extra Rs 75. Five years later, he may be poorer by Rs 50 lakh.

Charging a customer double for an energy drink has attracted a strong censure from the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) and a fine of Rs50 lakh for the vendor- Snack Bar, a unit of Saptagiri Restaurant.

NCDRC lambasted Snack Bar for having collected Rs150 for a can of Red Bull from Delhi resident D K Chopra, while the retail price was Rs75. It also came down heavily on airport authorities who it said were "working in cahoots" with stall owners to obtain higher rates for licences. The commission directed the stall owner also to pay Rs10,000 to Chopra.

Chopra bought the drink at the airport in October 2009. Unhappy over being charged almost double, he issued a legal notice, but the stall-owner did not reply. Chopra then moved the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF) for a compensation of Rs2 lakh for "harassment and mental agony," and Rs11,000 as "travel and legal expenses." But the forum dismissed his complaint.

Chopra then filed a first appeal in the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC). This too was dismissed on the grounds that he had failed to prove the MRP of the product. He submitted two receipts for purchasing the drinks, which were not signed by the owner.

He approached the NCDRC. Counsel for Snack Bar said they were entitled to collect twice the MRP and submitted a letter from the deputy general manager, commercial at Chennai international airport. The letter mentioned the price of "imported juice/energy drink" as Rs140.

Questioning the logic of its classification as a juice, it said "by no stretch of imagination Red Bull can be called an imported juice energy drink." "Such a price list can be created any time and has exiguous value," said the commission. It also said the letter did not have endorsement from the Airports Authority of India. "Even if it is assumed that AAI had given permission, they are not empowered to do so. AAI cannot disturb MRP rates," the commission said. Stating a snack joint was "like a tea/ beedi stall," it said a person could not be forced to pay the prices which have been prescribed for restaurants.

"The stall owner has no right to misappropriate public money. It should go back to the public." said the commission, adding the vendor might have been charging above the MRP before 2009 and would have earned "crores of rupees." It directed the vendor to deposit the fine in the consumer welfare fund under the ministry of consumer affairs.
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Rare case sir.
It is sure that there is no change expected in near future. Because not even a single department is active & doing their job for the goodness sake of public.

THESE FUCKING POLITICIANS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SEAT ONLY NOT A SINGLE CANDIDATE IS TALKING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT.

SAB MADARCHOD APNI DUKAAN CHALA RAHE HAIN AUR A[PNI JEB BHARNEY KE CHAKKAR MEIN HAI.

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THESE FUCKING POLITICIANS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SEAT ONLY NOT A SINGLE CANDIDATE IS TALKING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT.

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I think you are mistaken here. There is one candidate who is talking about development. Khol de apne kaan... ab ki baar...
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Re: Shop fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 extra on drink

Ye kya chodugiri hai? It's normal for ppl to overcharge at airports and tourist spots. Whats the big deal? In France, I paid 3 Euros for a 1/2 liter water.

Why don't they try to catch rogue builders and contractors who really dupe their customers?
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I think you are mistaken here. There is one candidate who is talking about development. Khol de apne kaan... ab ki baar...
Nothing spacial this time also.
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Ye kya chodugiri hai? It's normal for ppl to overcharge at airports and tourist spots. Whats the big deal? In France, I paid 3 Euros for a 1/2 liter water.

Why don't they try to catch rogue builders and contractors who really dupe their customers?
It is the law in India not France


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Rule 6(1)(e) of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules mandate that on every package meant for retail sale is mentioned the retail sale price. Rule 2(m) defines “retail sale price” as the maximum price at which the commodity may be sold to the ultimate consumer and the price shall be printed in the form of the MRP that is inclusive of all taxes.

Rule 18(5) also says that no wholesale dealer or retailer shall obliterate, smudge or alter the retail sale price indicated by the manufacturer or the packer or the importer.

Now we come to the most important provision. Rule 18(2) says, “No retail dealer or other person including manufacturer, packer, importer and wholesale dealer shall make any sale of any commodity in packed form at a price exceeding the retail sale price thereof.”

Thus, selling at a price higher than the MRP is a clear violation of the Packaged Commodities Rules and because the state governments enforce the rules, a consumer has to complain to the department of legal metrology. If you go to the website of the Union ministry of consumer affairs (fcamin.nic.in), you will get the telephone numbers and addresses of the controllers of legal metrology in the states.
- See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/commen....Yn4InWBz.dpuf

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Re: Shop fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 extra on drink

The shopkeeper probably didn't pay his monthly hafta.
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