36B. Inquiry into unfair trade practices by commission.

The Commission may inquire into any unfair trade practice, -

(a) upon receiving a complaint of facts which constitutes such practice 1[from any trade association or from any consumer or a registered consumers’ association, whether such consumer is a member of that consumers’ association or not]; or

(b) upon a reference made to it by the Central Government or a State Government; or

(c) upon an application made to it by the Director General; or

(d) upon its own knowledge or information.


1.   Substituted for the words "from any....... or more consumers" by Act 74 of 1986, w.e.f. 1st. June, 1987.