District Forum National Commission

Sr.
No.
Basis of Difference
District Forum
National Commission

1.

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

5.

Members
Other than president it has minimum two members.
Other than president it has minimum four members.
6.
Area Covered
It covers a particular district.
It covers the entire country.
7.
President
District judge or equivalent.
Supreme court Judge or equivalent.

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