The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has clarified that there was no proposal to include lawyers within the ambit of The Consumer Protection Act.
“I would like to clarify that there is no proposal to include legal services in the rules being framed under the Act.”
“Further, at present, there is no proposal to amend the definition of ‘services’ in the Consumer Protection Act, 2019,” said Paswan.
Previously various bodies condemned the proposed move to consider the inclusion of lawyers within the ambit of The Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) even expressed its dissent by “strongly condemning” the proposed move.