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Why turn down the thought of seeking a friend’s help for the move?

You are only a couple of weeks away from the day you plan to move to another place.
You have started packing some of the belongings on your own. And at some point, you are wondering how come you have collected these many items since the day you moved in to your current place.

So, the fact is that you have a lot of stuff yet to pack and you are in dire need to get someone’s help in this regard. Here’s when you can should contact a professional movers and packers service to ensure all items reach the new destination safely and on time, however, you decide to call a friend or a relative to help you move the stuff to the new place.

Based on the many stories we have heard over the years, here we have got for you a compiled list of all issues you are likely to witness while taking a friend’s help for the moving job.

  • Obligation: Even if you can complete the movement in the most hassle-free way or not but the fact is the event will put you under obligation. It’s a huge favor, isn’t it? And you may have to be ready for returning the favor any time later.
  • Time: In today’s world, time is money! Think again, is your friend ready to spend a whole day or may be several days in helping you move your stuff? He or she may have own plans ready. Do you really want them to invest their valuable time handling your luggage?
  • Safety and wellness: What if your friend tries to move the sofa all alone and sprains his back. Will you be paying for his visit to the doctor? What if a more severe accident happens to him or to any of your family members while handling the stuff?  You may feel this is quite dramatic, but such things do happen!
  • Damage to goods: Now this is a serious matter for you. Certainly your friend or relative, you have asked for help, isn’t trained for the job and it is likely that he may damage some goods unintentionally. And the bad part is, you will not be able to ask him to pay for the damage, which would not be the case if you hire a professional movers and packers’ team. Even worse, if your friend or relative causes significant damage, this may affect your friendship.
  • Privacy: Do you really want your friend to see all your belongings and see how clean it is under the bed when you together moved it out?

The main reason you may prefer calling a friend to help you move is to save some money, but if you truly evaluate the above factors and estimate the total time required then you will realize how hiring pros is a right decision.

Planning a move? We’re just a call away!

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How to Relocate Your Plants When You Shift?

  • Do not leave your loving plants abandoned at the mercy of a new occupant.
  • Move your plants when the temperature is not overly warm.
  • Safely relocate plants, get as many roots as possible when digging
  • Request your relocation company to move your plants in a closed set up
  • Place plants immediately to your planned garden site once you are shifted
  • Snip off the broken leaves and branches

Plants are not just silent lives that add colour, beauty, variety and glory to your well-stocked garden; they are part of your family. You cared growing them, invested time, effort and money in cultivating them and more importantly earned utter sense of joy seeing them flourish. When moving to a new home, it is therefore a frustrating and emotional moment for you to leave them abandoned at the mercy of a new occupant.

Sometimes however the availability of a well-maintained garden adds up to 15% value of your home. So, if you are selling your home; it is important to ensure if you count your garden to be included in the property. If the buyer is a caring person who loves plants, and you are happy handing the charge of garden, there is nothing wrong. But what if you were settled in a rented property or you want to sell your property but do not want to hand out the garden to the new occupant?

Do you want to part with your garden? Definitely not, and the good news is if you take proper steps on time; you can still relocate some of your plants to your new home. This long-form article is a guide to help you take the proper steps to shift with your plants. Read on, and for any query you want us to clear, we are just a comment-away.

Things to consider when relocating with your plants

Season

It is important to select a strategic time to move your plants. It is good to shift the plants when the temperature is not overly warm. The warmer months are the worst times to relocate plants because plants easily get stressed and they require urgent cover of moisture – which if not provided on time, they die. It is therefore good to wait till winter. If you are in hurry, go for a late spring or late summer relocation for your plants and shrubs

What to do if you must need to relocate during hot summer days

Talk to the new occupants of the house and ask for their favour. Request them to take care of your plants until you get them relocated at a good time or request them to relocate the plants for you during a good time.

How to relocate your plants

To safely relocate your loving plants, ensure to get as many roots as possible when digging. Take up some soil with roots for giving them base. Put plants in pots; ensure that the soil is moist. Wrap the roots of plants in burlap and keep them at a safe place – where these are not exposed to hot but get proper sunlight during day time

Transporting your plants

To give your relocated plants quick access to moisture and a safe home, it is advised you prepare a site on your new home for gardening in advance. If you are driving, you can control the environmental impact on your plants by customizing them and properly inspecting them at regular intervals. But if you are relocating with the help of a relocation company, ask them to keep your plants in a closed set up.

Care for your relocated plants

Once you are at your new home, consider placing the plants immediately to your planned garden site. Snip off the broken leaves and branches. If it is hot summer days, it is advised to transplant your trees during early morning.

That’s it! Proper care, right timing, and tender attention given to uproot, wrap, transport and transplant your plants ensure you are gardening yet again at your new home, with plants you cared on your earlier home.

P.S NOTE – Some moving companies may not provide you exclusive service for transporting plants since plants are prone to damage during relocation. Even then, some states may have strict agricultural laws that restrict travelling of trees from one state to other because of health issues and diseases that may be associated with trees. So, it is important to check on authorities if it is okay to relocate to the new state with your plants and if your moving company provides you plant relocation service. A Good Relocation Company should!

A knowledge seeker’s guide to the evolving nature of packers and movers company in India

There is a problem with relocation industry in India. That is many people still form a stereotyped idea about any typical packers and movers company here. They equate any such company with a mini truck loaded with riskily-tied luggages; driven by uneducated people, who are more concerned about reaching destination timely, even by ignoring traffic signals. The notion is natural, and you can not blame it on people. There are more packers and movers company than new trees are planted in a polluted suburb, anyone with little resource and capital can start off a relocation business.

So, the mushrooming of such companies in a way has actually polluted the industry, and in some cases made it look very ordinary. But then there are other stories as well. Despite being unorganised and complexly structured, India’s relocation industry; experts say, is surging literally at a rocket speed. The industry shares are consumed by ill-trained, badly educated startups who do not actually understand the industry itself, but on the other side of the coin, there are some good companies who are setting new values and standards and making the industry substantially an important contributor to the country’s economy.


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The Golden Time

In the last decade, a lot of things have changed for relocation industry in India. Demand for relocation increases, new trends have changed the industry norms, customer preferences changed. The growth factors pulled in new scope of demand. The demand however is rooted to some social, and cultural reasons as well.

The rise of nuclear families – With escalated demands and familial obligation, people are opting for separated identity and are leveraging on the scope of nuclear families. This killed the essence of united nature of familial harmony, but helped the relocation industry.

Rise of flat culture – You need expert to climb the stairs, move those heavy belongings around those tiny edges. As flat culture popped up new heights, the demand for relocation industry and packers and movers solutions providers increased.

Migrated population – The demand of job pulls in rural workforce to metros and developed cities. They constitute a demanding ecosystem of cheap labour – attractive to be hired in relocation companies.

Rise in corporate job – People are relocating every now and then than they did in the 80’s. New companies are sending their workforce to new places for work commitments. So, a relocated employee sees in a relocation company a much-needed help in a new city.

The wrong things

Thanks to the all the factors, new companies started up, and the industry grew. But then the industry as said earlier is not organized and it requires some attentive work from industry peers and governments to become more useful to end customers. How it is still not up the mark. We take a look –

There are still cases of cheated packers and movers companies who take up on names of reputed companies and fool customers.

The industry is not regulated. It is unorganized and there is no central mechanism to track its growth

Anyone with little knowledge and resource can start off a relocation. They are mushrooming because there are no governing laws that restrict unlawful growth of the companies

Anyone can not expect an industry to grow too quickly, if it lacks valued growth principles and central mechanism to success.

What’s up tomorrow?

The demand is here to stay as long as India’s economy grows, (the industry remained shock-proof during recession because local consumption acted as cushioning), only thing is the industry requires better and efficient workers and companies. The provision of better work environment, stricter laws to set up and organize companies, tab on unlawful growth of companies and government help to improve the industry work can assist in the formation of a better and improved relocation industry in India.

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7 Things to do before relocating from Chandigarh

With its green expanse and enviable infrastructure, we completely understand how difficult it is to relocate from Chandigarh. Leaving such a beautifully planned city must be causing an ache in everyone’s heart who has lived in this city for long. Relocation has always been difficult, especially when it is your favorite city. Though it has never been emotionally easy, but one can always make the shifting process stress free by ensuring these 7 things that will make the relocation easy and mellow down the stress.

Locating a Reliable Packers and Movers: In this current age, with people leading such busy lives everyone prefers to avail the services of Packers and Movers. It is important to find reliable Packers and Movers in Chandigarh so that your relocation is smooth and stress free.

Change your mailing address with the bank: Before moving out of any place always ensure you visit your bank and sort out the formalities, so that all your mails are forwarded to your new address. Always update these details before you relocate from your old place.

Obtaining a No Objection certificate for your car: When relocating across states one must obtain a no objection certificate for the car before moving out of Chandigarh or any other place in India. Because one can also be fined in the new state without the no objection certificate.

Minimize your luggage: Before moving, minimize your luggage by getting rid of all the excess stuff that you will not need. This way you can also reduce the cost of boxes and save some money.

Always get an insurance for expensive Items: When hiring Packers and Movers do not forget to claim for insurance for all your expensive items, from electronics to gadgets. Ensure that the insurance is done through a reputed firm.

Inform your friends and relatives of your moving date: This is one of the things we invariably forget to do. Do not forget to inform your neighbors, friends and family about your moving date and also share your new address with them.

Visit to the Sukhna Lake: One couldn’t possibly dream of leaving Chandigarh before a last visit to the beautiful Sukhna Lake and its stunning surroundings and its exotic migratory birds.

It is never an easy task to gather all the memories and move to a completely new destination, but  whenever one has to relocate to another city they become too busy in finding Packers and Movers who they can trust. EZMove.in is that online portal which brings to you a good selection of Packers and Movers. With its user friendly feature it not only informs you about the Packers and Movers in Chandigarh but also gives a price comparison along with reviews to make it smoother for you.

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Shifting? Tips to find reliable Packers and Movers in Ahmedabad

What is that one thing we all remember from shifting? Is it the excitement of moving into a new city, is it the mixed emotions of leaving ones favorite city or is it the harrowing task of deciding which Packers and Movers to zero in on. The latter seems to be the most remembered of the three, why is it so? Why is it so difficult to get a decent Packer and Movers? We have collated some tips which might aid you in selecting a reliable Packers and Movers.

It must be tough moving out of Ahmedabad, not wanting to miss out on Uttarayan ( the annual kite flying festival) and Navratri.We would always want you to take away only good memories from the city therefore we bring to you some pointers which might help you in choosing a dependable Packers and Movers in Ahmedabad.

  • When choosing a Packers and Movers always check with neighbors who have availed the services of Packers and Movers  recently.
  • Do not always go for the ones who quote the least, check their reviews also before selecting them.
  • Ask for the estimate before deciding on a Packers and Movers and ensure that they do not have  any hidden cost involved.
  • Make sure that the Packers and Movers have all the paperwork in place.
  • Do not forget to ask them about the Insurance policy , and also check with them by how much percentage do they cover damages if any.
  • When you are going in for insurance , confirm that the paperwork is genuine and also make sure that the insurance company is a well reputed one.
  • Ensure that the company that you select have the right kind of packing materials suitable for your household items.
  • Always meet the representative from the Packers and Movers company before making the payment.
  • Since we are in the internet age, you will be surprised how much of information about Packers and Movers is available online.

In today’s world there are so many choices of Packers and Movers, selection of one becomes a very important part of the relocation curriculum. EZMove.in is that online portal which makes your decision making process much easier because it is user friendly, gives you a lot of options and also helps you find Packers and Movers at affordable and genuine rates without compromising on service quality, because with the review section it lets you read what customers have to say about the respective Packers and Movers.

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Problems faced by single women when relocating

Moving to a different city has always been difficult – the process is quite distressing, but when one is single it increases manifold. There are numerous challenges faced by a single woman at the time of relocation. One not only needs to single-handedly manage the entire shifting process, but also needs to juggle their time between work, bank address change and ensuring all the nitty-gritty are place before the shifting process starts.

It would have been easier if one could just move all their belongings from one place to another with a magic wand, but in the real world, one needs to either literally do it on their own or arrange for Packers and Movers.

Let us delve into the problems faced by single women at the time of relocation.

  • Selecting a reliable Packers and Movers is on everybody’s priority list, but for single women it is a necessity. This is so because when Packers and Movers come over to your house, they are strangers nonetheless. One needs to ensure their safety before letting them in, hence the need for reliable and verified Packers and Movers.
  • When the Packers and Movers are collating the items and putting them in boxes, one has to see to it that the weight is equally distributed and not made too heavy, causing inconvenience for the lady to rearrange the stuff at the time of unpacking.
  • It becomes a little edgy for single women when the Packers and Movers are a little unruly while they go about their job. Because with the distress of shifting, one would prefer dealing with professionals who come completely prepared with all the items required to carry out their job seamlessly. Therefore, when choosing Packers and Movers it becomes imperative to check customer reviews before coming to a decision.
  • Most Packers and Movers have a notion, that a single woman is gullible and intend to come up with hidden costs, which not only make her pay inflated rates for the services received but also leaves them unhappy and feeling cheated.
  • When one is single-handedly arranging the shifting along with the other errands, which include bank address change, gas connection transfer, closing the agreement of the new place and many others – it is obviously becomes a lot to deal with. It affects both men and women equally, however, at such a time if the Packers and Movers send you a move coordinator who takes you through the entire paperwork required for shifting without skipping any detail – then it is a blessing in disguise.

Life is never easy when one is single-handedly taking care of everything, especially during relocation. At such a time if there is someone to help you, then it does take a huge load of your shoulders.

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Life in Pune

Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is famous for many, many things! Here are seven fun trivia related to life in Pune which every Punekar or anyone who has lived in Pune would know! We hope you enjoy our info-graphic on the beautiful city of Pune.

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Café Durga is one of the best known restaurants of Pune. For Punekars coffee means – Cafe Durga.

We all are well known with famous Maharashtra snack that is “Wada pav” but in Pune people from all parts of the city travel to JJ Garden, at Camp just for a Wada Pav. Maharashtrians are very fond of their food, never ever criticize their favourite food joints like Joshi Wadevaale in front of them.

Though Pune is cosmopolitan and always welcome outsiders, with 50% off its population being a combination of North Indians and Tamilians, you will have maximum friends with the surnames Joshis, Kulkarnis, Deshpandes and Wagles.

Although all festivals are celebrated whole heartedly in Pune but Ganpati Puja is one of the most important prestigious festivals. Pune is famous for having pandals playing D.J. music instead of Bhajans.

Pune, being poor on public transport, is littered with biker boys!  They prefer to use these bikes, less for riding and more for chit chatting.

Aunty Ki Chai is one of the most popular night destinations for youngsters. Lady name Sunita Pramod Agarwal so called Aunty Ji serves tea on setting a street stall in night at S.B road. Students love to come here at night just to have tea.

Laxmi Road is the noisiest market areas of Pune. Filled with temporary stalls and lined choc-a-bloc with shops. It is always said a visit to Pune is incomplete if you don’t visit Laxmi road for shopping and visit the famous Dagadusheth Temple there.

So, are you planning on moving to Pune? If you are looking Packers and Movers in Pune do get in touch with EZMove.in.

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Case Study – Packers and Movers in Hyderabad, Priya Avirineni on using EZMove

At EZMove, we are always attempting to better your experience at using our service. For this purpose we keep taking feedback from our clients about their experience regarding the packers and movers we recommend via a thorough a questionnaire. One of our clients Priya Avirineni shares her entire experience of moving and how EZMove helped her and her suggestions on how it could be improved.

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Can you tell us something about what your relocation plans were? Which city were you planning to move to? What was the time span you had? What all were you planning to move?

I planned to shift my home to Bangalore from Hyderabad in Feb last week. I started searching for the packers and movers in Hyderabad on the website 2 to 3 weeks before the move was planned.

How did you go about looking for suitable packers and movers? Did you consult anybody? How did you chance upon EZMove.in?

On the very first day of my search, I found some reviews (positive) about EZMove.in on some help & search website and then I quickly jumped into your site.

How was our platform to use? Did you find it difficult or easy?

Frankly speaking, EZMove.in has the best UI to say. It is simple, useful and informative. I have logged in all my details and details about my move in the site. And the very next minute I have submitted my info, I got a call from Anand. He was helping me in every possible way and literally saying EZMove team made things simpler for relocating.

Did you find the quality of quotes you received to be fair?

Within a day i have received 3 quotes which seem to be somewhat fair. I choose one of them and i got a call from that packers and movers asking for the details of the move.

What features/attributes of EZMove did you find most useful or helpful?

The best thing which i like about the site is selecting the articles to be moved. The list seems huge but it was the best ‘coz every small thing was listed in there and there was no pain of remembering things.

How can we improve EZMove? What are your ideas and suggestions?

My suggestion is it would be great if the site provides option to pay the relocating bills online.

Did you finally end up choosing EZMove?

Yes I did.

Were you satisfied with the service quality of the packers and movers?

Coming to the packers and movers, I was satisfied with them too. The packing and unpacking was good. I was not informed about the movement of the truck, which would be better if it was improved.

Did you receive all your goods safely?

Nothing was damaged or missed, everything was safe. The packing of small things in the almirah was done a bit carelessly. I had to be back of them for that but that was alright since nothing was damaged. The furniture and Kitchen articles were taken utmost care which was appreciable. Overall the service was good.

If you were to review EZMove what score would you give it out of 10 in terms of usability?

Answer to this question, I would give a 10 on 10 to EZMove.

Would you recommend the EZMove platform to a friend?

I would definitely refer EZMove to my friends who plan to relocate.

Overall, Priya was extremely satisfied with her experience at EZMove. Her suggestion that the payment option should also be included online is something we are already working on. We are also working on an online tracker, which gives you exact location and route of your truck. This we believe should help overcome the problem Priya faced regarding tracking the movements of her truck.

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Obtaining NOC and what you need to know about moving your vehicle when relocating in India

Indian states sometimes behave like separate countries – this is most evident when attempting to transfer a vehicle – car or bike from one state to another. The first NOC (No Objection Certificate) is required from the RTO of where the vehicle was originally registered. To register the car or bike under the RTO of the new state you will have to pay the road tax besides a list of documents.

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Let us now describe the process of getting a NOC in the following 4 steps:

Step 1. The Documents

Make sure you have these documents the following list of document ready when applying for a NOC.

List of documents required for the No Objection Certificate (NOC) are as follows:

  • Application on Form 28
  • Original RC (RC Book/ RC Card)
  • Up to date payment of Road tax receipt
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Crime  Report of N.C.R.B(National Crime Records Bureau)
  • Copy of local address proof
  • Clearance letter from the Financier (only in case you had bought your vehicle on loan).

Step 2. Police or Crime Records Bureau clearance.

You will be required to pay a visit to the Assistant Commissioner of Police’s office and apply for a clearance. Majority of cities have an enquiry form with your personal details, vehicle number, chassis no, engine no. and other details along with a copy of the following documents:

List of documents required for vehicle enquiry report.

  • Request or application letter addressed to the ACP
  • Completed enquiry form
  • Copy of the RC book
  • Copy Valid Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Copy of Driving License of the vehicle owner
  • Copy of Local Residential proof (Letter from HR (original along with company identity card)/Bank Pass book).
  • Copy of Vehicle purchase invoice (may or may not be mandatory)
  • Clearance letter from the Bank in case vehicle has been bought on loan.

Do carry the original of all these documents when going for this verification. Once all these documents have been submitted, you will be provided with a receipt and asked to visit again to collect your clearance certificate – this is the vehicle enquiry report.

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Step 3. PUC Certificate

Getting a PUC Certificate (Pollution under control) can be done while you are waiting for ACP’s office to call you back. This can be done at major petrol pumps in the city and doesn’t take much time. Even some garages provide this service.

Step 4. The RTO Office

The moment of truth – is the RTO office. This is the last leg, and the most tiring.

Obtain a Form 28 – either from the RTO or download it from the internet. Fill up the complete Form 28 –which requires you to provide the name of the RTO you are relocating to –name of city, state and other particulars. Make three copies and fill up all of them. You also need to affix a court fee stamp in one of the filled Forms which can be obtained from people who sell these forms or near the RTO.

Make a pencil tracing of the chassis number on all three forms. You can trace it on any corner of the form or better still take the trace on a strip of paper and paste it onto the form.

Go over the following checklist and ensure you have all the documents:

  • Form 28 in triplicate, completed with one of them affixed with a court fee stamp. Ensure the chassis pencil tracing on all three of the forms.
  • Vehicle enquiry report (From Step 2 form the ACP’s office).
  • Copy of RC book/card.
  • Copy Valid Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Original RC book/card (This needs to be submitted which will be returned when you collect the completed NOC)
  • Copy of the PUC Certificate ( From step 3)
  • Reason for moving to another state (Though not mandatory, some RTO’s do ask for this now)

Once these documents have been submitted at the RTO office, pay the requisite fees and collect the receipt.  Visit the RTO again as directed by the officials and collect you NOC.

Ideally it takes two trips to ACP’s Office and two trips to RTO. It is not advisable to involve an agent, as they will charge you heavily you will anyways be required to make these trips. Happy Moving!

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How consumer awareness can help you

Being aware of your consumer rights can prevent you from being taken for a ride by unscrupulous traders. It has been over 25 years since the Consumer Protection Act (CoPRA) has been introduced in India. However, still only 20 percent of Indian consumers know about this Act and only 42 percent of consumers have ever heard about the concept of consumer rights. About 53 percent of Indian consumers are not aware of our consumer redress system, the sole objective of which is to provide consumers with a simple, speedy and inexpensive redressal system to their grievances.

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Today we provide a brief about the various remedies available under the Indian Law which can provide relief against unscrupulous merchants.

The Indian law provides the consumers with the following rights:
Right to Safety: This protects consumers against hazardous goods.
Right to be informed: This empowers the consumers to be informed about price, quality and purity of products being sold.
Right to Choose: This empowers the consumers to have access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices.
Right to be Heard: This right ensures that the consumers interest and welfare must be taken care of.
Right to seek Redressal: This right provides protection against unfair trade practices and settling genuine grievances of consumers.
Right to Consumer Education: This right aims to educate consumers about goods and issues related to them.

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Duties of an aware consumer
As a consumer we too have some duties to ensure that we don’t get cheated. These are simple steps which we should follow in our daily lives. These are as follows:

  • Ensure that you get a bill for every important purchase
  • Ensure that you get the warranty card stamped while purchasing consumer durables.
  • Don’t buy products without ISI mark or Agmark on consumer goods.
  • Formulate consumer awareness groups and create consumer awareness.
  • Always make a complaint on genuine grievances with concerned authority.
  • Exercise your rights wherever possible.

When you can make a consumer complaint

As a consumer if you have faced any of the following unfair practices you can submit a consumer complaint with the concerned authority:

  • If you have been overcharged by the retailer
  • If there has been duplication of products
  • If retailers are selling their product more than the printed MRP
  • If the product sold to you is expired
  • If the quantity is less than what you paid for.

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The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 provides for consumer disputes redressal at the district, state and national level as well. Consumers can solve grievances in a speedy, simple and inexpensive manner by simply submitting a complaint on plain paper. Supporting documents like the purchase bill and warranty card must be attached along with the complaint. Unlike popular perception, you don’t require a lawyer to argue your case. You can do so yourself.

So, become aware of your rights and fight for your dues! Jago Ghrakh Jago!

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