Department of Consumer Affairs vide notification dated 3rd May, 2023 has issued the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (Other terms and conditions of service of officers and employees) Rules, 2023.
The amendment provides that:
- No employee shall, unless he is obligated to do so in accordance with the provisions of any statute or by judicial or other statutory authority or instructed to do so by the National Commission or a superior employee in discharge of his duties, divulge or disclose, directly or indirectly, any information of confidential nature to a member of the public.
- No employee shall make use of any information emanating from the National Commission or otherwise which has come to his knowledge in the discharge of his official duties for his personal benefit or for the benefit of his friends or relatives.
- No employee shall communicate any unpublished sensitive information to any other person except when required to do so in the course of his official duty.