Panaji: Dec.26, 2017… The incidents of cheating fraud are done   at the cost of the ignorance of consumer. The only way through which consumers can be protected is with effective awareness about their rights. stated  Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Shri  Govind  Gaude while  speaking as the  Chief Guest  at National Consumer Rights Day function  held in the city today.

The Directorate of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs celebrates “National Consumer Rights Day” annually. The theme for this year  celebration was  ‘Emerging  Digital Market, ,Issues and  Challenges in Consumer Protection.

The Minister further said   that the present trend of digital marketing also carries many challenges and to tackle them  challenges there is a need of digital and  financial literacy. .He appreciated   the consumers who were   honored  for their courage  against traders and trading companies.

Secretary to Civil Supplies Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur IAS . in his addreas said that the digital marketing  provides easy accessibility. Therefore most of the people prefer to go for e-marketing . But it has a risk of stealing our  personal data therefore  it  is necessary  to make awareness among consumers.  

Smt. Amita Salatri, Member , Consumer Conciliation  Committee DCS and  CA also spoke on the occasion

Shri Gangaram Morajkar, Chairman Consumer Affairs Committee GCCI, Shri Roland Martins, Convenor  Goa Can and Member,  Consumer Councilation CommitteeDCS & CA, Shri Franklin Ferrao, Assistant Director , Members of Consumer Club, Staff   of  DC Sand  CA were among those who attended the function.    

Shri Mahesh Khorjuenkar , Director of Department of Civil Supplies &Consumer Affairs welcomed the gathering.


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