Wastage of one year in students career matters NCDRC

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New Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) Wastage of a year in a student’s career has wide implication on his job prospects, the apex consumer commission has said while asking a school to pay Rs 50,000 to a student who lost a year due to its refusal to issue a transfer certificate.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has asked Jhunjhunu Academy at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan to pay the amount to Banne Singh Shekhawat whose daughter was denied transfer certificate by the school in 2013 due to which she lost an academic year of 2013-14 in college.

“A character certificate/transfer certificate is always insisted by the institution (s) before giving admission to a student.

“Thus, it is clear that on account of wrongful act of the opposite party (Academy), daughter of the petitioner was prevented from getting admission in college in the 2013-14 academic session. Wastage of one year in the career of a student has wide implication on the job as also promotion prospects,” the NDCRC bench, headed by its presiding member Ajit Bharihoke, said.

According to the complaint filed by Rajasthan resident Shekhawat, his daughter had passed the Class XII examination in 2013. When contacted, the school demanded Rs 10,000 as a pre-condition for issuing the document though there were no outstanding dues.

The complaint further alleged that due to the denial of transfer certificate, his daughter missed an academic year in college.

The district forum allowed the complaint and awarded Rs 10,000 to Shekhawat.

His appeal against the amount awarded by the district forum for the loss of an academic year of his daughter was dismissed by the state commission after which he approached the NCDRC.