District Forum State Commission

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Basis of Difference
District Forum
State Commission

1.

Meaning
A Consumer disputes redressal forum working at district level
A consumer disputes redressal forum working at state level.

2.

Monetary Jurisdiction
It can entertain the cases where the value of goods and services and the compensation claimed is less than rupees twenty lakhs.
It can entertain the cases where the value of goods and services and the compensation claimed is more than rupees twenty lakhs and less than 1 crore.

3.

Duration
Every member should hold office for a term of five years or up to the age of sixty five years, whichever is earlier.
Every member should hold office for a term of five years or up to the age of sixty seven years, whichever is earlier.

4.
Nature of Complaints
Only original cases can be entertained which are within the local limits of a district.
It can entertain original cases and also appeals against the order of District Forum within the geographical limits of the state.
5.

Members
Other than president it has minimum two members.
Other than president it has minimum two members.

6.
Area Covered
It covers a particular district.
It covers a particular state.

7.

President
District judge or equivalent.
High court Judge or equivalent.