Consumer Forum Helpline Number

Filing Complaints With Consumer Forum Helpline Number

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 21 Sep 2022 Category Consumer Complaint

The national consumer forum helpline is an initiative of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, carried out by Consumer Studies at the Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi. It acknowledges the demand from customers for a Helpline to handle various issues emerging in their regular business and service interaction providers. National Consumer Forum Helpline Number offers counsel, advice, and information to encourage firms to refocus their policies and management while empowering consumers to embrace international standards for consumer complaints and complaint handling systems.   

Any consumer in the country may dial the Consumer Forum Helpline number at a National toll-free number 1800-11-4000 to get answers to questions and concerns as well as assistance. It offers suggestions to customers on handling issues with defective goods, subpar services, and unfair business tactics. The National Consumer Helpline assists consumers by

  • Assisting customers in finding answers to questions about products and services
  • Dispensing data regarding Business and Regulatory bodies
  • Aiding customers in registering complaints against service providers who are in default 
  • Giving consumers the freedom to use the consumer grievance redressal mechanisms that are accessible 
  • Increasing consumer understanding of their rights and responsibilities

National Toll-free Helpline Number for Consumers
 

Consumer Forum Helpline is aware of the need of consumers for a Telephone Helpline to address a range of issues that may arise in their regular interactions with businesses and service providers. Therefore, a National Toll-Free Number, 1800-11-4000 OR 14404, is provided. The helpline is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (except on national holidays). 

Calling this number will allow a customer to get answers to their questions and complaints as well as assistance or guidance. 

Methods of National Consumer Forum Helpline to Help Consumers 
 

NSH offers guidance to customers on how to handle issues, including defective goods, subpar services, and unfair business practices. The Helpline has a three-tiered strategy.  

1. The consumer is first made aware of his or her rights concerning a specific consumer issue and who in the company or organization to contact.

2. If the issue is not resolved, the person would be instructed to bring it up with industry-level organizations or chambers of commerce, industry regulators (which exert in industries like insurance and banking), or government representatives in charge of the concerned industrial sector.

3. The last option given to consumers is to take their case under the Consumers Protection Act. This helpline is created to promote alternatives to going to court to resolve consumer issues, which helps to reduce the loads on consumer courts.   

 

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Sectors Involved in Consumer Complaint
 

  • Service sectors include Telecom, Insurance, LPG, Credit Cards, Banking, Electricity, Automobiles, Transport, Education, Postal, Courier, water, Medical, etc.

  • Products like Domestic Home Appliances such as Geysers, Pressure cookers, ACs, Fans, Gas burners, Food items, drinking water, etc.     

Where Can Consumers Get Information and Guidance in the Local Language? 
 

State Consumer Helplines have been developed by various State Governments to offer guidance and directions to consumers in regional languages and to meet local needs, particularly those of the rural populace. The advisors at State Consumer Helplines offer pre-purchase information, post-purchase advice, guidance, and information, as well as “next-step advice” for resolution or redressal in Hindi, English, and the local language.

STATE CONSUMER FORUM HELPLINE NUMBERS

SL. No

State 

Toll-Free

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Andhra Pradesh

1800-425-0082 / 1800-425-2977

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Arunachal Pradesh

1800-345-3601

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Assam

1800-345-3611

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Bihar

1800-345-6188

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Chattisgarh

1800-233-3663

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Delhi

011-23379266

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Gujarat

1800-233-0222

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Haryana

1800-180-2087

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Himachal Pradesh

1800-180-8026

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Karnataka

1800-425-9339 / 1967

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Kerala

1800-425-1550

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Madhya Pradesh

155343

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Maharashtra

1800-22-2262

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Mizoram

1800-231-1792

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Nagaland

1800-345-3701

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Orissa

1800-345-6724 / 6760 

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Rajasthan

1800-180-6030

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Sikkim 

1800-345-3209 / 1800-345-3236

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Tamil Nadu

044-2859-2828

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Uttar Pradesh

1800-180-0300

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West Bengal

1800-345-2808

Importance of INGRAM
 

The Department of Consumer Affairs introduced the Integrated Grievance Redressal Mechanism as a part of the National Consumer Forum Helpline. It was developed to spread knowledge, offer guidance, and address consumers' concerns and grievances. It serves as a central repository for complaints made by customers. Despite our best efforts, it’s possible that certain requests or complaints won’t be fully or satisfactorily addressed. As a result, this site serves as a different conflict resolution method. If a customer is not happy, they can go to the relevant Consumer Commission to escalate the situation.         

With the goal of bringing all stakeholders—consumers, central government agencies, state government agencies, private companies, regulators, ombudsmen, and call centers—on one platform, the Integrated Grievance Redress Mechanism (INGRAM) was established. Additionally, this portal will help consumers become more informed and aware of their rights and duties. Customers can use this web platform to file complaints.      

You can also read our previous blog that discusses the National Consumer Helpline of India to know the details. 

Conclusion 
 

If you have any difficulties in filing your complaint against defective products or services or need more information and knowledge about it, our legal experts of Online Legal India will always be there to help you with any legal issues. Contact our professionals today and get complete information about different ways to file a consumer complaint.    


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