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National Anti-Profiteering Authority and the company vs consumer tug-of-war

While businesses have issues with NAA's methodology of computing profiteering, consumers are defending their right to be charged fair prices and are supportive of the authority

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
A debate over the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has taken an interesting twist.

So far, companies have been criticising the gaps in the methodology of computing profiteering and have approached Delhi High Court. The court  clubbed 40 such petitions filed by companies such as Hindustan Unilever, Patanjali, Jubilant Foodworks, Reckitt Benckiser, Johnson & Johnson, Phillips and will hear the matter in November.

Meanwhile, consumer advocacy group CUTS International recently said it will intervene in the matter in the High Court to defend consumers’ rights to be charged fair prices and support the Authority.

It will file an intervention application as

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First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 3:12 PM IST

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