No adjournments beyond a month, consumer panels told

The consumer affairs ministry has urged the registrars of all consumer commissions not to grant any adjournments for more than 30 days and has also suggested imposing costs on parties where there is delay beyond two months in resolving cases due to adjournment requests. A letter by the ministry read, “Frequent and long adjournments not only deny a consumer his right to be heard and seek redressal, but also take away the spirit of enactment which the legislature intended."