Welcome to the official blog of the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, dedicated to providing litigation support services for matters related to consumer services. In today’s blog post, we aim to guide you through the procedure of filing complaints effectively. Understanding the process can empower you to assert your consumer rights and seek appropriate redressal. Read on to learn about the step-by-step procedure for filing complaints and ensure your voice is heard.

Step 1: Gather Essential Information:

Before proceeding with filing a complaint, it is crucial to gather all the necessary information related to your consumer grievance. This includes:

  1. Invoice and Receipts: Keep copies of all invoices, receipts, bills, or any other documents that prove your transaction with the service provider.
  2. Communication Records: Maintain a record of all communication, such as emails, letters, or phone calls, between you and the service provider regarding the issue. This documentation will help support your complaint.

Step 2: Approach the Service Provider:

In most cases, it is advisable to attempt to resolve the issue directly with the service provider before filing a formal complaint. Follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Service Provider: Reach out to the service provider, either in person, via email, or by phone, and explain your grievance in a clear and concise manner. Provide relevant details and request a resolution.
  2. Maintain Records: Document your communication with the service provider, including dates, names of representatives spoken to, and the proposed resolutions discussed.
  3. Give Reasonable Time for Resolution: Allow the service provider a reasonable period to address your complaint. This period may vary depending on the nature of the issue. If the matter remains unresolved or if you receive an unsatisfactory response, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Contact Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum:

If your attempts to resolve the complaint directly with the service provider are unsuccessful, you can approach the appropriate Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum. Follow these steps:

  1. Identify the Appropriate Forum: Depending on the value of the claim, you may approach a District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, or the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Identify the forum with jurisdiction over your complaint.
  2. Draft a Complaint: Prepare a formal written complaint addressing the forum. Include details such as your personal information, a clear and concise description of the grievance, supporting documents, and the relief sought.
  3. Attach Supporting Documents: Gather all relevant documents, such as invoices, receipts, communication records, warranty cards, and any other evidence supporting your claim. Make copies and attach them to your complaint.
  4. Submit the Complaint: Submit the complaint along with the required number of copies to the respective Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum. Pay the prescribed fee, if any, and obtain an acknowledgment receipt.

Step 4: Pursue the Complaint Process:

Once your complaint is filed, the process typically involves the following stages:

  1. Case Admission: The forum will examine your complaint for its admissibility and determine if it falls within their jurisdiction. If your complaint is accepted, a date for a hearing will be scheduled.
  2. Mediation/Settlement: In certain cases, the forum may encourage mediation or settlement discussions between you and the service provider to reach an amicable resolution.
  3. Hearing: Attend the scheduled hearing dates and present your case before the forum. Provide any additional evidence or witness statements, if necessary.
  4. Forum’s Decision: After considering all the evidence and arguments, the forum will issue its decision. It may order compensation, refund, replacement, or any other appropriate relief


Filing a complaint in consumer commission can be a proactive step towards asserting your rights and seeking resolution for grievances. At the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, we are here to assist you with your consumer service-related concerns and provide litigation support throughout the process. Your voice matters, and we are committed to helping you secure the justice you deserve.

Author : Advocate Anjali Bablani (D/3376/2016)

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