Consumer rights are highly essential to protect yourself from being cheated or taken for a ride in today's highly competitive commercialized world. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is one of the most beneficial legislations for people in India. The Act provides legal safeguards to consumers against different types of unfair exploitation, with a clear focus on a compensatory approach. As per this Act, there are three levels at which you can seek a fair hearing on your complaint, namely, the national level, state level and district level. At the national level, there is the National Consumer Dispites Redressal Commission (NCDRC). At the state level, there is the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions and District Forum.