Yes, the consumer commissions has the power to grant adequate costs to parties. They also have the power to grant compensation to the consumer for any loss or injury suffered by the consumer due to the negligence of the other party.
In practice also, the consumer commissions are liberal in granting legal charges and also compensation for harassment and mental agony, in appropriate cases. However, these charges are reasonable and are given to defray the legal cost and losses, as found appropriate by the Consumer Commissions on the basis of facts of the case.
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