Comparative Analysis of District forum, State Commission and National Commission :



Sr. No.
Points of Distinguish
District Forum
State Commission
National Commission
1
Meaning
A consumer dispute redressal forum working at district level
A consumer dispute redressal forum working at state level
A consumer dispute redressal forum working at national level
2
Monetary Jurisdiction
It can entertain the cases where the value of goods/services and the compensation claimed is less than rupees twenty lakhs
It can entertain the cases where the value of goods/services and the compensation claimed is more than rupees twenty lakhs and less than rupees one crore
It can entertain the cases where the value of goods/services and the compensation claimed is more than rupees one 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.
Every members should hold office for a terms of five years or up to the age of seventy 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
It can entertain original cases and also appeals against the order of State Commission.
5
Members
Other than presidents it has minimum two members
Other than president it has minimum two members
Other than president it has minimum four members.
6
Area Covered
It convers a particular district
It covers a particular state
It covers the entire country
7
President
District Judge or equivalent
High Court Judge or equivalent
Supreme Court Judge or equivalent.