The company had filed an appeal against the order of consumer court in which it had imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 on them.
The commission said that the bag which was made available by Bata in Rs 2 to the consumer had the company’s logo and accessories printed on it.
“It is clear that the company was using the paper bag for its advertisement,” the court said. Mahesh Pareek, a resident of Sodala had bought shoes from a Bata store in Sodala on April 16, 2016 for Rs 399. The store then had added Rs 2 to the bill and placed the shoe case in a paper bag. Pareek then filed a complaint at the district consumer forum.
“The previous order will prevail as the company will have to pay compensation of Rs 10,000 with interest,” Pareek added. The forum while disposing of the complaint on May 14 this year had imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 on Bata. Challenging the order, the company maintained that since plastic bags have been closed due to the ban, carry bags were made available for Rs 2. Responding to this, the commission dismissed the appeal.
Source Name – Economic Times – Retail