Consumer Protection Department suspends 28 firms in 4 months, fines 315

File: Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection

Kathmandu, November 22

The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies says it suspended businesses of 28 firms in Kathmandu in the first four months of the current fiscal year.

The department says the firms were suspended after detecting their involvement in various ‘non-professional’ activities that violated consumer rights. Likewise, 315 firms were fined.

In the four months, the department monitored 1,071 firms in the Kathmandu valley. Mainly, those monitored firms included shops selling electronics, garments, groceries, meat, vegetables, sweets, and construction materials.

Meanwhile, the government launched legal action against five of the companies whereas inedible foodstuffs worth Rs 6.01 million were destroyed.

While taking action against these firms, the government earned revenues worth Rs 11.87 million in total, the department says.

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