- What is a misleading advertisement?
Any advertisement or promotion through Television, Radio, or any other electronic media, Newspapers, Banners, Posters, Handbills, wall-writing etc. to misrepresent the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities so as to mislead the consumer could be broadly defined as a misleading advertisement.
- What do I do as a consumer when I see such advertisements?
You can register a complaint along with a copy / video / audio of such advertisement through the web portal of the GOI at http://gama.gov.in to bring it to the notice of the Government.
- How do I register my complaint?
Step 1: A onetime registration is required for lodging a complaint. For registration, go to the web portal http://gama.gov.in and click on the login link and register yourself, verify through your email / mobile and create userid and password.
Step 2: Using this userid and password, enter into the portal and fill in required details attaching necessary audio / video / paper clip / photograph ( if available).
- How do I track the status of my complaint?
Log in using user id and password and you can track the status.
- What Action do I expect on my complaint?
Your complaint will be forwarded to the concerned authority for action against the misleading advertisement.
- Who are the authorities?
The Government Departments / Self-regulating Authorities / Ombudsmen are the authorities.