Delhi government informed that there are more than 18000 pending cases thus there is a requirement of more number of consumer courts in order to tackle the backlog. It is also being said that sites for four courts have already been identified.
Consumer Affairs Minister, Imran Hussain has asked the higher authorities for setting up one consumer court in every district and at the same time to come up with new ideas on how to deal with the pending cases.
Justice Veena Birbal, current president of the commission along with his whole team has already started working on the same and are giving more importance towards the smooth flow of Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.
According to the latest report by Consumer Affairs Department officials, four benches are already been identified by them and within a few days they will start with the paper works too. Nigam Bhawan in Kashmere Gate and Vikas Bhawan-II are the selected places as per the report.
While on the other hand, government is also looking into the matter seriously for making consumer courts in all 11 districts of Delhi.
As of now there are 10 consumer courts while the South-West District Forum operates from the South district and Shahdara district’s court is yet to operate. By seeing the number of pending cases Mr. Hussain has asked to the officials to work for the Shahdara forum cases right from Karkardooma Courts Complex.
According to a report, every year more than 6,000 new cases are lodged at the commission and district forums, out of which about 7,000 cases get hearing.
Regarding the pending 18000 cases, soon the Consumer Affairs Department will draft a proposal for addressing them on a higher priority with the help of additional resources.