Consumer Welfare Fund - Call for Proposals
 CONSUMER WELFARE FUND 

The Fund has been set up by the Department of Revenue and, is being operated by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs.

OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the Consumer Welfare Fund is to provide financial assistance to promote and protect the welfare of the consumers and strengthen the consumer movement in the country.

Call for Proposals

This call for proposals is made by the Department of Consumer Affairs inviting proposals from agencies / organisations engaged in Consumer Welfare Activities and who meet the eligibility criteria set out in Rule 97 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, dated:18.04.2018  and Consumer Welfare Fund Guidelines .

Applications will be received from eligible agencies / organisations from 1st September till 11:59 PM on 30th September, 2018. Only on-line applications will be considered.

For any clarification email to dircwf-ca[at]nic[dot]in


The subjects relating to Consumer Welfare that will receive priority include:-

1. Voluntary Consumer Organizations :

Right to Safety (proctection) / Right to be Informed Right to be heard / Right to Redressal Right to Consumer Education
Category Suggested activities Category Suggested activities Category Suggested activities
Combating Food Adulteration , Spurious,unsafe and Counterfeit Products / services Testing of products for presence of substances causing health hazards Class action on consumer protection including mis-leading advertisements Reimbursement of claims towards filing of complaints in the Courts/ Consumer Fora/ /Commissions regarding unsafe /spurious products, unfair trade practices and misleading claims Financial literacy including digital mode/ Financial protection of consumers   Safety measures to be followed in financial transactions
Creating Awareness about Counterfeit products and services Terms and conditions given in insurance policies, mutual funds, etc.
Simple methods to detect adulteration in food products, demonstra-tion Usage of credit/ debit cards, e-commerce, etc.
Awareness through Community Radio Adoption of a model village/model community Consumer awareness programmes on issues such as MRP, grievance redressal and unfair trade practices through campaign, material distribution, local circles and social media
Authentication and identification of spurious/ fakes products using technological tools. Education of consumers specially through awareness programmes in school / college/ markets / Rural Areas / other public places Melas, Development of IEC material distribution, public addressing system, Nukkad nataks, puppet/ magic shows, video clippings
Competitions (poster making, painting, quiz, debate, essay writing) and award of prize
  Outreach through community engagement including social media initiatives

2. Academic Institutions/ Government bodies: Capacity building of stakeholders.

* DISCLAIMER : THE CALL FOR PROPOSAL IS ONLY AN INVITATION. THIS DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT / GUARANTEE OF FIXED SANCTION OR GRANT OF FUNDS.