Scheme On Consumer Clubs: Odisha

Details of Scheme On Consumer Clubs
ParticularsDescription
Name of the SchemeScheme On Consumer Clubs
Sponsored byState Government
Funding PatternThe Department of Consumer Affairs shall provide financial support Rs.10,000/- per annum per Consumer Club to the Coordinating Agency from the Consumer Welfare Fund. A maximum of 20% of this amount will be retained by the Coordinating Agency for meeting its expenses relating to the Consumer Clubs being serviced by it. The balance amount will be passed on to each Consumer Club. The Coordinating Agency will regularly monitor the expenditure incurred by each Club.
Ministry/DepartmentFood Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department
DescriptionThe objectives of the scheme are to educate children about the rights of the consumers as provided in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 to mobilize youngsters by instilling in them the spirit of protection of consumer rights to impart knowledge about the role of the consumers in protection of their rights and to strengthen the consumer movement in the country.
BeneficiariesChildren,
Benefits
Benefit TypeSubsidy,
Details The Department of Consumer Affairs in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, is the nodal Department in the Central Government to deal with the various matters related to the protection and welfare of the consumers in the country. In the past it has taken a number of measures like assisting the VCOs to organize workshops, seminars, training programmes, setting up of District Consumer Information Centre in each district, mass awareness programme under Jagriti Shivir Yojna etc. to promote a strong and broad based consumer protection movement in the country. It has now been decided to take another step in this direction to extend non-formal pro-active system of imparting consumer education to the school children by involving them in various consumer welfare and consumer protection activities by setting up Consumer Clubs on the pattern of Eco Clubs being set up under the scheme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Eligibility criteriaA Consumer Club shall be set up in a middle/high/higher secondary school which is affiliated to a Government recognized Board and shall consist of a minimum 50 members, particularly interested in the welfare and protection of consumers and willing to dedicate time and effort on a regular basis towards this end. The activities of the club will depend on the age profile of children.There shall be only one Consumer Club in a school. There is no upper limit on the number of members that a club can have. Each Consumer Club shall be in the charge of an active teacher in the concerned school.
How to Avail A group of not less than 20 and not more than 50 Consumer Clubs in one or more geographically contiguous districts, will be serviced by a Coordinating Agency.A well established educational institution, a non governmental voluntary organization or a professional body shall be appointed as the Coordinating Agency, which shall be responsible.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 15 / 12 / 2007
Valid Upto 31 / 12 / 2012
Reference URLhttp://www.orissa.gov.in/foodsupplies/CONSUMERCLUBS.htm (External website that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Odisha, 15-12-2007)