The Supreme court on 9th February 2022 observed that it cannot transfer consumer complaints filed under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), from District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to High Court. The judgment was delivered in the case of YES Bank Limited v. 63 Moons Technologies Limited and Others
A Division Bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian observed the same while rejecting a bunch of transfer petitions moved by YES Bank seeking transfer of consumer complaints pending before certain District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (DCDRC) of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi to Bombay High Court. The Bank had sought transfer of certain writ petitions pending before the High Courts of Allahabad, Delhi and Madras.
The Supreme Court noted that the Bombay High Court is already hearing a similar set of pleas, which is scheduled for final hearing on February 10, 2022.
Consequently, the transfer pleas moved by the petitioner were disposed of.
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