On the lines of statutory warning on cigarette packs, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has pitched for not healthy food warning on junk food packets like chips. He is also planning to write to the Health Minister on this issue.
Paswan also announced that the Government will introduce e-warranty system to protect consumers in case they misplace warranties/ guarantees in physical forms.
He has also pitched to increase the size of the label as the letters on the labels are written in tiny letters that no consumer can read. Though the state officials are required to keep a check on such matters, but the industry can self regulate and follow ethical business code of conduct.
E-warranty is expected to help in global tracking of goods and consumers need not keep the documents related to warranties and guarantees in physical forms. Rather the industry will maintain stock of warranties on behalf of each and every consumer in digital format.
Both the Government and industry have signed an agreement and pledged to implement self regulation code of ethical business covering six broad principles including never indulge in unfair trade practices, marketing products ethically and respond to consumer complaints promptly.