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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Charging over MRP at airports - 2

Read Charging over MRP at airports first.

I've been a bit busy and haven't found time to drop in my complaint at the District Consumer Forum. The Rs 100 draft is done, 4 copies of the complaint are ready. I was all prepared to go there last Friday, but at the last minute realized that it was a government holiday. Am planning on going for sure on 11th, Wednesday.

I also wanted to follow up on the tax and the incorrect bill angle, but I didn't know which government department to complain to. I searched a lot on the Internet but couldn't come up with the information. I knew that it was illegal not to provide a complete bill with all details to a consumer, but try as I might I could not get any laws or information on the same. A few days ago, completely by chance I saw this big advertisement behind a telephone directory by the Commercial Taxes Department, exhorting consumers to report to the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes if a dealer refuses to issue a sale bill with all tax rates and details. This falls under Section 29 of the Karnataka VAT Act, 2003. This was a marvelous piece of luck. I've also prepared a complaint letter to submit to this department in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

And finally, I have another complaint letter to submit to the Airport duty manager regarding the same.

This is a huge issue, if I can get this one shop to stop overpricing, think of the ramifications for all shops in malls, multiplexes and airports!

Continue reading Charging over MRP at airports - 3.


Anonymous said...

Good to see you're back :-)

This issue is indeed huge! Good luck.. you have my support and encouragement.

I see that Silkboard has already gotten in touch with you. I believe what he's doing is a great step towards a better Bangalore. I hope he got your interest in this project.

Ravi said...

Let us unite and take up these civic issues. I think Silkboard is collecting informations of ppl eho could to be part of the this group.
-- Ravi

Anonymous said...

well sir,
you are so right. These days it seems that all the government cares is about the traders and the SEZ applicants. People in between do not matter anymore, except for the days ahead of an election.
Issues are endless and the only empowering act which could have done wonders till now, the education, has not been spread enough. Things are interrelated and the rot in the system has set in which would just not go by few judgments.
We the nation of million goddesses have still not learnt to respect our women, then how can you expect them to attend to such mundane things as MRP.
However,I am more interested in knowing if the person who tried to harass has been punished for his misdemeanor or not?
Wish you luck and support in your campaign.

Unknown said...

@abhishek: Are you talking about the milk vendor? Well, if you have been following the updates, we didn't pursue the FIR against him for reasons mentioned in the posts. We were not interested in "punishment" and more interested in deterring him from such behavior in the future. We hope we have succeeded in that.

We had also been pursuing the Consumer Court case against him, and today was the judgment which went in out favour! See the "Update 19" post.