On 17 August 2015, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi admitted the Govt. of India’s class action suit against Nestle India claiming Rs. 640 crores for unfair trade practice relating to Maggie noodles and allowed the Govt. of send samples of Maggie to accredited laboratories.
The next date of hearing is 30 September.
The Complaint appears to be a little premature as the matter is already pending in the Bombay High Court (but not for compensation).
But the case is historical, because this is the first time, the Govt. has filed a class action suit in the Consumer Commission.
This shows the importance of the Consumer Protection Act 1986.
Update ……. 17 December 2015
Nestle have filed appeal in the Supreme Court of India against the admission of the class action suit by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission …. and the Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.