ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES

_1)_    _Monthly distribution of grocery on no profit, no loss basis_
Distribution Centers: Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pen and Vasai Average number of Goods during: Approximately 92.Monthly distribution: (Approximate total during the year-450) Mark-up on purchases: Less than 8.50 %Total number of groups participating in distribution: 2,272

_2)_    _Panchayat Peth (Bazaar for Consumers)_
An innovative and unique movement to supply different types of quality goods to the society in general at reasonable prices at different locations,   generally before Diwali. It also offers a platform to entrepreneurs for marketing their products. Turnover during 2013-14 was more than Rs.4.76 crores (Rs.47.6 million.)

_3)_    _Regional Panchayat Peth specially for Students_
To meet the needs of school going children at reasonable prices.

_4)_    _Organization Wing_
_Helps to form new groups, arrange lectures, seminars, workshops and distribution of seasonal goods.

_5)_    _Education Wing_
•   Road Shows to create awareness among consumers.
•   Consumer Club – Seminars in schools to help students in becoming competent prospective consumers.
•   Programmes on radio and television.
•   Articles in newspapers.

_•   Monthly magazine in Marathi (A local Indian language)'Grahak Tituka Melawawa'

6) Research and Protection Wing
a) Campaigns
•   Say Tata to Reliance To offer choice to consumers to choose their suppliers for electricity.
•   Oppose change in Packaging Law
•   Library
•   Oppose efforts to limit the Consumer Protection Act.
•   Lobbying to implement Essential Commodities Act for basic grain needs.

b) Representation
•   Consumer International Governing Council, London – Adv. Shirish Deshpande
•   Consumer Co-ordination Council, New Delhi – Shri Vivek Patki
•   Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi – Adv. Shirish Deshpande / Shri Vivek Patki
•   CERC Central Advisory Committee, New Delhi - Adv. Shirish Deshpande
•   MERC State Regulatory Commission, Mumbai - Adv. Shirish Deshpande / Shri Vivek Patki
•   MERC State Advisory Committee, Mumbai - Adv. Shirish Deshpande / Shri Vivek Patki
•   Shri Pramod Deodhar - Scientific Panel - Food Safety & Standards Authority of India, New Delhi

_•   MSDCL, Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Kalyan – Smt. Smita Jamdar
•   MSDCL, Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Bhandup – Smt. Archana Sabnis
•   Tata Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Mumbai – Shri Bhalchandra Naik

_•   Western Railway Users' Consultative Committee, Mumbai – Smt. Anita Khanolkar

c) Consumer Grievances Cells
•   To guide aggrieved consumers and help them in redressing their complaints free of cost.
•   Escalate the unresolved issues to Consumer Court.

7) Felicitations
•  National Award for Consumer Protection – 1990
• Vrittapatriya Grahak Prabhodhan Puraskar-2005 (For writing articles in different newspapers to create     

_awareness among consumers.)
• Jamnalal Bajaj Excellency Certificate – 2009 (For adopting fair practices in the working.)

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