Under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1986, Consumer Courts i.e. the "Meghalaya State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (State Commission)" at the State Level and the " District Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora (District Fora) " at the District level have been set up in the State. The District Forum deals with consumer disputes of value ranging from Rs. 1 to Rs. 20 Lakhs and the State Commission deals with consumer disputes of value above Rs. 20 Lakhs upto Rs. 1 Crore.
A total number of 1,423 Cases have been registered since the inception of these Courts, out of which 1,276 have been disposed upto January, 2017. The details are as under.
|Name of Consumer Courts||Total cases filed since inception||Cases disposed off||Pending cases|
|1||State Commission, Shillong||309||307||2|
|2||District Forum, Shillong||941||803||138|
|3||District Forum, Tura||96||95||1|
|4||District Forum, Nongstoin||4||4||Nil|
|5||District Forum, Jowai||65||60||5|
|6||District Forum, Williamnagar||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|7||District Forum, Nongpoh||7||6||1|
|8||District Forum, Baghmara||1||1||Nil|