Reliance Case is still on… its been around 4 years since the battle started, i.e. May 2005. And now the case will be back in District Forum on 20th April 2009… Reliance will surely have to cough out more, unless ofcourse my case file goes missing. Though surely by the time decision comes… it will almost a record for a consumer case in the District Forum.
Though, Consumer Law provides that under Section 13(3A) as follows:
” (3A) Every complaint shall be heard as expeditiously as possible and endeavour shall be made to decide the complaint within a period of three months from the date of receipt of notice by opposite party where the complaint does not require analysis or testing of commodities and within five months if it requires analysis or testing of commodities:
Provided that no adjournment shall be ordinarily granted by the District Forum unless sufficient cause is shown and the reasons for grant of adjournment have been recorded in writing by the Forum:
Provided further that the District Forum shall make such orders as to the costs occasioned by the adjournment as may be provided in the regulations made under this Act.
Provided also that in the event of a complaint being disposed of after the period so specified, the District Forum shall record in writing, the reasons for the same at the time of disposing of the said complaint. ”
BUT WHO CARES !!!