Journey So Far
Petition: Introduction of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill
Submitted a petition for an immediate introduction of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill (2017) in the monsoon session at the central level to the Hon’ble Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari presented.
Consumer VOICE filed writ petition against adulteration of milk
Consumer VOICE filed a writ petition against the adulteration of milk. Supreme Court directed the Government to amend the law on adulteration and introduce life imprisonment for milk adulteration.
Grant received from GTZ (German Organisation for Technical Cooperation) for Comparative Product Testing
Grant received from GTZ for increasing testing and Consumer VOICE outreach and new team members in various departments were inducted.
Green dot (vegetarian) and Brown dot (non-vegetarian) Initiated
Impact – Green dot (vegetarian) and Brown dot (non-vegetarian) marking on packaged food products was initiated.
Mandatory ISI marking on bottled natural mineral water
Mandatory ISI marking on bottled natural mineral water by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Consumer Affairs was triggered by the findings & recommendation of Consumer VOICE study and testing of 13 brands of bottle natural mineral water.
VOICE Society Registered
VOICE Society was registered primarily to publish Consumer VOICE Magazine and apply for land from DDA.
VOICE Joined Consumers International
VOICE was admitted as part of Consumers International (CI) at its Montpellier Conference and got the first grant of US$ 10000 from CU USA after getting FCRA registration.
Published Buying Guide to Colour TVs
200 copies of Buying Guide to Colour TVs were published.
Started publishing Consumer Affairs in University Times
Started publishing one page on Consumer Affairs in University Times on a fortnightly basis.
Comparative Product Testing Started
Sathi Nair Committee was set up and its report accepted by the government to start Comparative Product Testing.
Proposal to Ministry of Civil Supplies for grant to test CTVs
A proposal was sent to Ministry of Civil Supplies for a grant to test CTVs at ERTL (N) labs set up with German assistance.
Prof. Khanna seeks assistance from Dr. Huttenrauch
Prof. Khanna met Dr. Huttenrauch requesting him to assist him to test Colour TVs in India.
VOICE registered as Charitable Trust
VOICE was registered as a charitable trust with Justice V M Tarkunde and Prof P.K Ghosh as donors.
VOICE vs Maruti Udyog
VOICE vs Maruti Udyog was filed where SC stayed out of turn allotment of cars.
Second Case: VOICE vs. ITC
Second Case of VOICE vs. ITC was filed in MRTPC (Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission).
First Case: VOICE vs. Bharat TV
First case of VOICE vs. Bharat TV filed in MRTPC (Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission).