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NCDRC Pulls Up Doon International School For Non-Issuance Of Transfer Certificate To Student; Imposes Rs. 50,000/- Fine [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 11 Oct 2019 4:41pm

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The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on October 9, 2019, in the case of Davinder Brar & Ors. v. Ravleen Kaur, has come down heavily on the Doon Valley International Public School, Himachal Pradesh, for not issuing transfer certificate on time to a class IX student who lost an academic year due to the delay.

The apex consumer commission bench comprising of Dr. S. M. Kantikar and Dinesh Singh directed the school to pay Rs 50,000 to the student, saying that the "School authorities cannot act in an arbitrary or casual manner in issuing a normal and factually correct school leaving Transfer Certificate. Such Certificate concerns the career of a student, and should be issued on request with the due responsibility, and at the earliest.”

The Commission was hearing a revision petition filed by the school against the decision of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) which had allowed the appeal filed by the aggrieved student, Ravleen Kaur, granting her compensation worth Rs 50,000, thereby overturning the dismissal order passed by the district forum in 2008.

Ravleen Kaur, a class IX student, had approached the school in 2005 for a transfer certificate which was not granted to her on time and the school said that she is poor at studies.

The Commission noted that the school's contention on Kaur's academic performance had no relation with issuing a factually correct School Leaving Certificate and that it was nobody's case to show her as a "good student" in the transfer certificate.

The NCDRC concurred with… Continue Reading...

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