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Department of Consumer Affairs official website

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is one of the two Departments under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. It was constituted as a separate Department in June 1997 as it was considered necessary to have a separate Department to give a fillip to the nascent consumer movement in the country



The Department has been entrusted with the following work
Internal Trade
The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955) (Supply, Prices and Distribution of Essential Commodities not dealt with specifically by any other Department).
Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supply of Essential Commodities Act, 1980(7 of 1980).
Regulation of Packaged Commodities.
Training in Legal Metrology.
The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1952.
Implementation of  Standards of Weights and Measures - The Legal Metrology Act, 2009.
Implementation of  Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.
Laying down specifications, standards and codes and ensuring quality control of bio-fuels for end uses.
Consumer Cooperatives
Implementation of  Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Monitoring of prices and availability of essential commodities.

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