Faulty products? Now, use an app to lodge plaints
New Delhi: Now you can lodge a complaint against any faulty product or poor quality service through a mobile app, which the consumer affairs ministry launched on Tuesday. People can use the “Consumer App” and the ministry claimed simple complaints will be addressed in 15 days and the complicated ones in maximum 60 days.
The app developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) is available for free in English and Hindi and can be downloaded on Android and iOS platforms. While launching the mobile application, Union consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the app will help the ministry address issues relating to 42 sectors such as banking, insurance, air travel, real estate, to name a few. The ministry will process the complaints for redressal for nearly 250 categories of products and services. He added the consumers will get regular update about the status of their complaints and these will be closed only when the consumers submit that the issues are resolved or they are satisfied.
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