OCT 7, KATHMANDU. The Consumers Protection Policy-2069 BS has been formulated with a view to ensuring good governance by establishing fair market and protection of consumers’ rights.
General Secretary of the Consumers’ Rights Protection Forum Nepal, Jyoti Baniya, presented the policy for the Department of Commerce and Supplies amidst a programme organised by the Forum and Policy Foundation.
The policy contains vivid aspects including existing basic principles for consumers, their rights, main strategy, policy and action plan, market monitoring and protection of consumer’s rights, among others.
The policy dwells on international and regional commitments regarding the protection of consumers’ rights that Nepal has to implement to ensure good governance for consumers.The policy has focused on developing the culture of ‘zero tolerance’ to control black marketeering of goods and anti-consumer activities, and guaranteeing of the rights of consumers.
Taking part in the programme, Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel underlined the need of making emergency provisions to secure the rights of consumers and pledged to take an initiative to implement the policy as quickly as possible.
Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies Lalmani Joshi, and Director General of the Department of Commerce and Supply Management Narayan Prasad Bidari said consumers could feel a great relief if the policy is implemented.
Forum Vice Chairman Rameshchandra Poudel and Foundation Executive Director Mohan Das Manandhar called for implementing the policy to guarantee consumers’ rights. RSS