Year-End- Review of Department of Consumer Affairs 2022 - PIB - 21/12/22

Recently, the year-end-review of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for the year 2022 was released.

->Key Achievements of the Department:
i. Scheme for strengthening of Price Monitoring Mechanism: During the year, 57 price reporting centers were added. Number of price reporting centers increased from 122 on 1st January 2021 to 179 till December 2022.
ii. Price Stabilization Fund (PSF): PSF is a central sector scheme for providing working capital and other incidental expenses for procurement and distribution of agri-horticultural commodities.
iii. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY): During 2022, Rs. 35.59 crore were released to States/Union Territories as reimbursement for expenditure on intra-State movement & handling, fair price shop dealer's margin and Additional Margin Distribution through Point of Sale (PoS) Device for distribution of pulses under PMGKAY and Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme.
iv. Consumer Awareness: The new mascot of the DoCA “Jagriti” was launched to strengthen the campaign titled “Jago Grahak Jago” to reinforce top-of-mind awareness with all the consumers.
v. Bureau Of Indian Standards (BIS): BIS Act 2016 came into force with effect from 12th October 2017, subsequently Governing Council was reconstituted.
vi. Consumer Protection
vii. Legal Metrology: Amendment to Rules:The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 were amended to allow the electronic products industries to declare certain mandatory declarations in the digital form through the QR Code for a period of one year, if not declared in the package itself.

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