Become a member of CGSI

serviceThe Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) is the first Consumer Organisation to be set up in India. It is a non-profit making, non-political voluntary body. It depends on you, the consumer, to keep it going. It is supported solely by membership subscriptions and grants from public interest groups or charitable trusts.

By becoming a member of CGSI, you are entitled to :-

i) Receive a free copy of our magazine “Keemat.”

ii) Purchase at cost price our publications, ‘Buying Guides.’

iii) Handling of your complaints at concessional charges (50% discount)

iv) An Identity Card for Life Members on production of stamp size photo.

v) Free access to CGSI Library reference books / news letters from all over the world.

vi) Free Guidance and advice.

Download the membershipform

The CGSI aims at making consumers conscious of their rights and responsibilities and strives to ensure :-

  • That the consumer gets his/her money’s worth.
  • That the goods sold are upto the national and recognised standards
  • That producers and manufactures abide by such standards as are necessary for the health and safety of the users.

RECOGNITION

  • CGSI received the ‘NATIONAL AWARD’ in its Silver Jubilee Year in 1991 for service to consumers.
  • CGSI is a ‘FULL’ Member of the International Organisation, Consumers International, London. (Formerly known as the international Organisation of Consumers Unions – IOCU)
  • CGSI has been appointed member of both State and Central Consumer Protection Councils set up under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
  • CGSI is a member the Apex Coalition Body, Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi.
  • CGSl’s technical expert members have been nominated as members of several sectional committees of the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • In January 2008, CGSI received the prestigious ‘Salam Mumbai’ Award as the best NGO in the field of consumer activities.

As an aware consumer and responsible citizen, you should know and assert your Rights.

1) The Right to the Satisfaction of Basic Needs

2) The Right to Safety.

3) The Right to be informed.

4) The Right to be Heard.

5) The Right to Choose.

6) The Right to Redress.

7) The Right to Consumer Education.

8) The Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment.

115 thoughts on “Become a member of CGSI

  1. I am interested to join as a member of the consumers guidance association of india. I am qualified in MA LLB LLM social activist in consumers rights,environment publichealth and humanrights protection aspects.

  2. Am interested in becoming a life member. Please inform on what the membership charges are and what are the duties of a member.
    Best Regards
    Monesh

  3. I am from Kolkata, West Bengal, Can I become a member, and do you have a branch in Kolkata, do you also provide services in Kolkata also.

  4. DATED – 18TH OCTOBER,2013,

    FROM – MR. MUKESH MOHAN CHANDIRAMANI,
    MR.MOHAN GHANSHAMDAS CHANDIRAMANI,
    MS.REKHA MOHAN CHANDIRAMANI,
    NAVJIVAN SOCIETY,BLDG NO 7A,FLAT NO 30,8TH FLOOR,
    LAMINGTON ROAD,MUMBAI-400 008.

    TO,
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA,
    SEBI BHAVAN,PLOT NO C4-A,”G” BLOCK,
    BANDRA KURLA COMPLEX,BANDRA (EAST), MUMBAI-400 051.

    RESPECTED SIR,

    SUB – REQUEST FOR CALL OPTION ”E” OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BOND
    (2004A) AT THE FACE VALUE AT THE END OF 9TH YEAR I E 12TH
    JANUARY 2013 FOLIO NO(S)- 19RIB1900427,19RIB1900430,
    19RIB1900429,19RIB1900428.

    WE THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER FOR OUR COMPLAINT AGAINST IDBI BANK LIMITED ON THE ABOVE CITED SUBJECT, COMPLAINT REGISTRATION NO : SEBIP/MH13/0005442/1,DATED 04.07.2013
    WE ENCLOSE HERE WITH THE XEROXE COPY REPLY OF IDBI BANK LIMITEDOF VIDE LETTER NO IDBI/CCC/NO.499-573(SEBI)- 271FOR OUR COMPLAINT REISTRATION NO SEBIP/MH13/0005442/1 WHICH IS NOTHING BUT TISSUE OF FALSEHOOD DEVIATING THE REPLY WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED FROM NONE OTHER THAN USHA VENUGOPALAN ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRR.

    WE HAVE HIGH HOPES IN YOU.WE BRING BEFORE YOU THREE QUESTIONS WITH ANSWER AND PROOF.

    (i) EMAIL FROM SHEMAIL FATIMA ASSISTANT MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE IDBI BANK LIMITED ON 22ND NOVEMBER, 2012.

    (ii) FOUR COPIES OF LETTER DATED – 27TH NOVEMBER, 2012, ON THE ABOVE CITED SUBJECT DULY CHECKED AND ACKNOWLEDGE BY NONE OTHER THAN THE RESPONSIBLE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE SHRI B.B. GAWALI WITH IDBI BANK LIMITED CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE SEAL AND SIGNATURE (INITIAL) ON ALL THE FOUR LETTERS

    (iii) FOUR IDBI REGULAR INCOME BONDS CERTIFICATES WITH NOTE 9 DULY MARKED FOR CALL OPTION TO REDEEM OPTION “E”.

    CONTD ON PAGE…………2

    (2)

    I AM BRINGING TO YOUR KIND NOTICE ONLY TRUTH NOTHING BUT TRUTH.I WILL BRING BEFORE 3 QUESTIONS WITH ANSWER WITH PROOF.

    Q1.WHY WE APPLIED FOR CALL OPTION “E” OF IDBI FLEXIBONDS 19 REGULAR INCOME BONDS (2004A) FOR REDEMPTION AT THE FACE VALUE AT THE END OF 9TH YEAR I E 12TH JANUARY 2013.

    ANS.WE SENT YOU PROOF COPIES.WE HAD APPLIED FOR REDEMPTION ONLY AFTER GETTING THE REPLY TO OUR EMAIL DATED – 21ST NOVEMBER 2012 ON 22ND NOVEMBER,2012 BY EMAIL FROM SHEMAIL FATIMA ASSISTANT MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE OF IDBI BANK LIMITED.(XEROXE COPY ENCLOSED) INFORMING US THAT THERE IS NO SPECIFIC FORM/FORMAT FOR REDEMPTION REQUEST LETTER.WE WERE ASKED TO APPLY THE SAME ON PLAIN PAPER,BANK ACCOUNT,PRESENT ADDRESS WITH OTHER DOCUMENTS SUGGESTED IN EARLIER EMAIL.

    SIR,IS IT NOT A CLEAR PROOF THAT WE APPLIED AFTER GETTING EMAIL.SIR, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THEIR REPLY DOES NOT TOUCH MARKED MOST IMPORTANT EMAIL FROM SHEMAIL FATIMA ASSISTANT MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE OF IDBI BANK LIMITED WHICH PROMTED TO REQUEST FOR CALL OPTION “E” OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BOND AT THE FACE VALUE AT THE END 9TH YEAR I E ON 12TH JANUARY,2013.ALL HAVE GIVEN EVASIVE REPLY AND TISSUE OF FALSEHOOD.

    Q2.WHY DID 4 LETTERS DATED – 27TH NOVEMBER,2012, ALONG WITH THE EMAIL OF SHEMAIL FATIMA TOGATHER THE ORIGINAL BOND CERTIFICATION FOR REDEMTION REQUEST FOR CALL OPTION “E” OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BONDS AT FACE VALUE AT THE END OF 9TH YEAR OF FLEXI BONDS 19 WERE ACCEPTED AND DULY CHECKED AND ACKNOWLEDGED AND SIGNED (INITIAL) BY NONE OTHER THAN RESPONSIBLE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE SHRI B.B. GAWALI WITH IDBI BANK LIMITED CUSTOMER CARE CENTER MUMBAI SEAL ON ALL THE FOUR LETTERS.

    ANS.WE ARE SORRY TO BRING TO YOUR KIND NOTICE THAT THEY AVOIDED TO MENTION ALL THE 4 LETTERS WHERE CLEARLY REQUEST FOR CALL OPTION “E” CITED IN ALL FOUR LETTERS.NEEDLESS TO MENTION THAT WE ARE HOLDING IDBI REGULAR INCOME BONDS 2004A FOR OPTION “E” WE HAD ATTACHED THE XEROXE COPY OF BOND CERTIFICATE.PLEASE REFER TO NOTE 9 CALL OPTION REPRODUCED.

    CONTD ON PAGE…………………….3

    (3)

    9.THERE IS NO CALL OPTION IN CASE OF OPTION“A”, OPTION”B”, OPTION”C”, OPTION”D” OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BONDS (2004A) IDBI SHALL HAVE CALL OPTION TO REDEEM OPTION “E” OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BOND (2004A) AT THE FACE VALUE AT THE END OF 9TH YEAR AND 12TH YEAR FROM THE DEEMED DATE OF ALLOTMENT 12TH JANUARY 2004 I E ON 12TH JANUARY 2013…………………….

    YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO GO THROUGH THE REPLY OF OUR FOUR LETTERS DATED 27TH NOVEMBER,2012, BY SHRI B.B. GAWALI VIDE IDBI/CC/NO 1078/388/709 DATED 13.12.2012 WHICH IS NOT BEFITTING THE POSITION, HE IS HOLDING.HOW CAN SHRI B.B. GAWALI CAN DENY WHAT IS CLEARLY MENTIONED IN ALL FOUR LETTERS,THE REQUEST IS FOR CALL OPTION ‘E’ OF IDBI REGULAR INCOME BOND AT FACE VALUE AT THE END OF 9TH YEAR I E 12TH JANUARY 2013.

    SIR WE REQUEST YOU TO INSTRUCT IDBI BANK LIMITED TO REDEEM FOUR BONDS CERTIFICATE WITH PENALTY TO BE IMPOSED BY YOU TO GET PROPER JUSTICE, I SHOULD BE PAID COMPENSATION BY IDBI BANK LIMITED.IF I DO NOT GET REDEMPTION ALONG WITH COMPENSATION I WILL BE COMPEL TO MOVE THE MATTER TO COURT.

    THANKING YOU

    YOURS FAITHFULLY

    (MR MUKESH MOHAN CHANDIRAMANI)

    (MR MOHAN GHANSHAMDAS CHANDIRAMANI)

    (MS REKHA MOHAN CHANDIRAMANI)

  5. I want to be a life member, I have gone through the application form. I wish to apply online and make payment also online for membership fee. Will you please reply me with the online form and payment procedure?
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks.
    Kiritkumar Patel

  6. I am from Delhi and retired from a Mumbai based MNC. I am interested in becoming a member of your esteemed organization. I would like to make some suggestions for making corporate deposits safe for sick and old. The companies should not be allowed to take people for a ride by promising attractive rates of interest and thereafter duping investors by either not paying back money on maturity of their fds or go for winding up their companies and leaving it to Govt. officers like liquidators/mca/clb to handle such problems like it has recently happened in case of Micro Technologies India Limited and Avon Corporation Ltd., Mumbai who have not paid money to their matured FD holders and gone for liquidation. Old and sick are suffering. No replies coming from companies, liquidators, MCA offices from Mumbai. Pl help. Thanks.

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