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ACS-01

Bachelors Degree Programme


(B.D.P.)

Assignments 2013

Course Code: ACS-01 Course Title: Application Oriented Course in Consumer Studies

School of Law Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068

APPLICATION ORIENTED COURSE IN CONSUMER STUDIES ACS-01


Dear Student, As explained in the Programme Guide, you will have to do two assignments for this application oriented course in consumer studies. The Tutors Marked (TMAs) assignments carry 100 marks each. The blockwise distribution of assignments is as follows. Assignment- 1 (TMA) Block 1 to 4 Assignment- 2 (TMA) Block 5 to 8 Before attempting the assignments, please read the instructions provided in the Programme Guide sent to you separately. Submission: The completed assignments should be submitted as per the following schedule: Assignment Nos. Assignment-1 (TMA) Date of submission For students admitted in January session 31st March, 2013 For students admitted in July session- 30th September, 2013 For students admitted in January session 31st March , 2013 For students admitted in July session - 30th September, 2013 Where to send The Coordinator of your study Center

Assignment-2 (TMA)

The Coordinator of your Study Centre

Assignment -1
TMA-1
Course Code: ACS Assignment Code: Asst-1/TMA-1/2013 Total Marks: 100 Answer all questions in each category. Write answers in your own words. DCQ: Answer any two questions in about 500 words each (2 20= 40) 1. Discuss the nature and reasons for changes in Peoples Attitude in relation to Consumerisom? 2. Trade out the history and growth of Consumer Movement in India. 3. Discuss in detail the three sets of issues involved in Public Policy and Social Accountability. Analyse the impact of Advertisement on Consumers in detail. MCQ: Answer any four questions in about 250 words each. (4 10= 40) 1. Discuss the issues connected with Consumer Problems. 2. Analyse the development of cooperatives (Consumer) in different phases. 3. Discuss the growth of Consumer Movement in India. 4. Discuss Consumer responsibility in different Phases. 5. Discuss the role of the State and the Government in relation to Consumer Movement. 6. Write a critical note on Consumer Education in India. SCQ: Answer any four questions in about 50 words each. ( 4 5= 20) 1. Consumer Satisfaction. 2. Role of Advertisement. 3. Directive Principles of state Policy. 4. Council for Fair Business Practices. 5. Role of government. 6. Classification of Consumers.

Assignment -2
TMA-2
Course Code: ACS Assignment Code: Asst-1/TMA-1/2013 Total Marks: 100 Answer all questions in each category. Write answers in your own words. DCQ: Answer any two questions in about 500 words each (2 20= 40) 1. Discuss in brief at least three consumer protection laws in India. 2. Discuss the meaning of the definitions: (i) Consumer and (ii) Deficiency with illustrations and examples. 3. Discuss the remedies available under the sale of goods Act, 1930 4. Discuss in detail the three tier structure for redressal of Consumer Disputes. MCQ: Answer any four questions in about 250 words each. (4 10= 40) 1. Discuss the types of protest available to Consumers? 2. Discuss the case of CERC an eminent NGO?. 3. Write a note on Consumer Protection Council. 4. Discuss the Powers and Functions of the Bureau of Indian Standards. 5. Discuss the general liability of Railways towards passengers in Accident cases. 6. Explain the term Unfair Trade Practice with cases laws SCQ: Answer any four questions in about 50 words each. (4 5= 20) 1. Features of PIL. 2. Agencies for investors Protection. 3. Misbranded. 4. Case against Electricity Board. 5. Consumers International. 6. Lok Adalats.