The Maharashtra government has decided to dissolve the Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee as it “failed” to shoulder responsibilities given to it.
The Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee was set up on May 10, 2001. “The state government had expected the (Consumer Welfare Advisory) committee to recommend solutions to motivate consumers and ensure justice to them. The committee was expected to spread government schemes to rural areas as well,” a government resolution said.
“The committee has failed to meet the expectations and hence the government has decided to dissolve it,” the GR said.
With the dissolution of the panel, the appointment of its chairman Suryakant Gawli also stands cancelled.
Gawli had recently demanded separation of the Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee from the state Food and Civil Supply department.
Gawli, appointed by the earlier UPA government, had also conceded that everything was not hunky-dory with consumer forums and committees in the state and an overhaul was needed.