The Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Umesh Katti said that it was suggested that action be taken to initiate the Permanent Committee of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (KSCDRC) Bench in Belagavi for the benefit of lawyers and clients.
He spoke at a reception hosted by the city’s lawyers’ association on Saturday. Let us begin the functioning of the bench in the old building of the District Panchayat.
The Public Works Department officials said that action plans should be submitted to the government.
Officers of the Lawyers Association have previously requested the minister to allocate space for a permanent Bench and sanction the funds.
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Since 2010, 4,771 cases have been pending in the Belagavi District Consumer Disputes Resolution Court. There are over 4000 appeal cases relating to the Belagavi district in the state consumer affairs court. This can make lawyers and clients vulnerable. He said the cases would be resolved quickly if a bench was opened in Belagavi.
Due to Covid 19, there is delay in relocating state-level government offices to the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. The offices of Department of Agriculture and Excise will be relocatedUmesh Katti, Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of Karnataka.