CGSI Mediation & Conciliation Clinic Inaugurated
Courtesy: Afternoon Dispatch & Courier
Shri. Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Consumer Protection, Government of Maharashtra, launched the Mediation and Conciliation Clinic of Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) yesterday, October 20, 2015. The idea of speedy justice for consumers has now assumed realistic proportions thanks to the inauguration of the ‘Mediation and Conciliation Clinic’ by CGSI (Consumer Guidance Society of India). Arun Deshpande, Chairman, Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee of Maharashtra was also present during the inauguration. The clinic primarily aims to resolve cases pertaining to consumer disputes.
Bapat said, “I’m glad to help CGSI inaugurate the mediation and conciliation cell. There have been several cases pending in court and the government is now ready to give full cooperation to CGSI and strengthen the confidence of consumers. I will extend the support across the state and further also help in raising funds.”
Dr. Kamath, Hon. Secretary, CGSI, opined, “This clinic will help the consumers to solve their problems out of court without facing the problem of litigation. Even today cases going back to 1997 are still pending and hence mediation and conciliation will help in reducing court cases and expedite justice for the common man”.
Rajesh Kothari, Solicitor and Advocate, stated “Following the normal process of court is very tedious, time-consuming and expensive. Here at CGSI, we are providing an alternate mode of dispute redressal. We will call both the parties and use our platform as an NGO and try to resolve the dispute”.
The Mediation and Conciliation Cell will start operating from 20 October at CGSI office premises. For any further queries with respect to the ‘Mediation and Conciliation Clinic’ you could contact on 022 22621612/ 22659715 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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