Consumer Protection Act
Limitation and Appeals
Within what period can a complaint be filed
A complaint should be filed at the earliest but not later than TWO YEARS from the date on which the cause of action arose. However the Court may entertain the complaint after a period of 2 years if the complainant is able to satisfy the court that there was sufficient cause for the delay.
An Appeal from the order of the District Forum lies to the State Commission, against the order of the State Commission to the National Commission and against the order of the National Commission to the Supreme Court.
All appeals are to b filed within 30 days of the order appealed against and are to be accompanied by a certified copy of the order.