The National Consumer Protection Day celebration was held here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Collector Samayamoorthi said the consumers, while checking the quality of the products they were buying, should also take a note of the date of manufacture and expiry, the batch number, the actual weight etc. and should get the receipt for every purchase as it alone would help the consumer get his grievance redressed, if any, after the purchase.
“If the seller refuses to give receipt for the sale or the product is of substandard, the buyer should inform the District Consumer Protection Officer and a file a formal complaint through e-mail for speedy action,” the Collector suggested.
Mr. Samayamoorthy also gave away prizes to winners of inter-school singing and essay competitions conducted as part of consumer day celebrations.
District Revenue Officer P. Uma Maheshwari, Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies R. Dhayalan and Tamil Nadu People’s Consumer Forum’s Tirunelveli district president Jafar Ali spoke.
Sub-Collector, Cheranmahadevi, Rohini Ramdas was present.
An awareness exhibition was also organised as part of the function.