I had filed a case against my institute under deficiency of service. The institute wasted 1 whole year of my precious career because of their callous attitude and not conducting exams. I had asked for my full fee refund and also asked for a compensation of Rs. 25000/- per month for a whole year. The forum ordered the case in my favor and asked the institute to refund my full fee amount and only Rs 25000 as compensation. I want to file a review petition and want a higher compensation as I lost 1 whole year due to the college and another year in fighting the case in the court. How do I go about it and how to file a review petition. What will be the outcome of filing a review petition. Please answer my question soon as I have very few days left for filing a review petition. Thank you
The ongoing school admissions process in Delhi is quite complicated, as a result of flexibility provided to the schools to determine, their own relevant dates as to first list, second list, etc.
As a result many of schools have already come up with the First list for the admissions admitting on first come first serve basis, though many of the reputed schools have still to come up with the first list on 01st February 2012.
But when you have already admitted your child in one school, so what happens if you wish to withdraw admission from the first school and get the child admitted in the other reputed school. Most of the schools lay down that the fees is non-refundable or only 50% of the fees would be refunded.
In this respect, the Department of Education had come up with the circular in Feb 2011, which states as follows:
“The circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi, said there have been several complaints by parents regarding non-refund of fees and other charges by unaided recognised schools in the event of cancellation of admission.
If any fee is collected from the parents or guardians of a child, whose admission is cancelled…, the entire fee except registration fee charges shall be refunded.
It also said that if the parents chose to withdraw the child from the school within one month from the date of admission, the school shall refund the entire amount of fee or other charges within 15 days of the request made by the parents.
However, the school may retain some fees such as the registration fee, administration fee and one month’s tuition fee, according to the circular.”
Therefore, the most important thing to keep in mind is that withdrawal from first school should happen within 30 days of first admission !!!
The District Consumer Forum on Tuesday directed a private school to pay Rs. 2 lakh as penalty for issuing the transfer and conduct certificate (TC) to a student in a way that will adversely affect his higher education prospects. As per the directive, the school authorities should pay the amount within a month, failing which they should remit an amount at 10 per cent interest of the penalty during the period of delay.
The judgment came as Mohammed Ismayil, son of Pallikkunnu Hamsa, hailing from Edakkara, filed a complaint against Good Shepherd Modern English Medium School at Palunda near Chunkathara where he had completed his
secondary school education.
The complaint said that the school authorities demanded Rs. 39,000 as fees when his father approached them for his TC to join another school for higher secondary education. It also said that they turned a deaf ear to his parent’s plea to correct the wrongly entered date of birth in the mark list.
Delivering the verdict, the consumer forum discarded the argument of the school management that the institution’s prospectus had clearly instructed the students to pay the complete fees up to Standard XII, even if they leave the school after X.
In an interim order, the Forum had directed the school to issue a TC to Mohammed Ismayil.
However, the school authorities issued it with the conduct of the student being marked ‘bad’. It was also mentioned in the certificate that the student had a liability of Rs. 27,000 to the school.
Making a strong comment against the move, the Forum directed the school authorities to issue a new TC marking the conduct of the student as good, along with the penalty.
High Technologies Solutions, 17, Kapil Vihar, 2nd Floor, Main Road, Pitam Pura, New Delhi – 110034
AND Head Office at N-18, Kalkaji, New Delhi -10019
Six students joined the SAP course in the year 2008. Complaint is as follows:
1.That we joined your Institute at Pitampura Centre for course in SAP in the year 2008 starting in the months of February, July and August 2008, some of us even left our existing jobs, as they were promised 100% job guarantee.
2.That at the time of admission, it was claimed that HTS Institute is one of the top SAP education Institutes in Delhi, duly recognized by SAP, Germany having best faculty and 100% job placement guarantee. Further, it was also promised that we would be provided training in company projects, case studies and interview preparations.
3.That during the course, it was discovered that HTS Institute does not have licences from SAP to conduct such course, therefore the certificate issued at the end of the course in the month of October 2008 just mentions ERP and not SAP, (though we had enrolled for SAP course that was clearly mentioned in the course receipt and brochure). Further, Course was never completed either and all was complained to the Institute head, but still without completing the course HTS Institute issued the certificates with a promise to provide extra classes including practicals on original software and further training in company projects, case studies and interview preparations, but nothing of sort happened.
4.That further, due to lack of licences from SAP, the pirated versions that are available on all of the machines in Computer Lab have many inbuilt restrictions, which never allowed us to practice all the functions of the software and thereby gain complete knowledge on the subject.
5.That further HTS Institute failed to keep up the promise of job placement, as no such opportunity has been provided to any of us till date, except for issuing fake offer letter and fake salary slip to some of us, but infact such false certificates cannot help the students when they never added more than 25% of required knowledge at HTS Institute also due to incompetent faculty.
6.Though on one hand Institute is blaming Global Scenario for the same but on the other hand it is continuing issue of false advertisement claiming 100% job placements, as issued in ASCENT – TOI dated 5 November 2008, with a mala–fide intention of enrolling more students.
7.That the faculty employed by the Institute was of poor quality. As per our information, HTS Institute’s faculty member does not have proper qualifications for training in SAP and further Institute has employed single faculty member in SAP at their Pitam Pura centre, who teaches all the SAP functional modules, though at the time of admission they had committed to us that classes will be taken by trainer who would be from industry & specialized in your module only, but it was not the case and that is why he never had enough time for individual student. Though at the time of admission it was committed that trainer will provide one hour practical after every one hour theory class. But in reality, we were made to sit in practical lab without any theory class. And the trainer used to give at the most 10-15 minutes to each student.
8.That the certificates issued to us does not mention the Date of issue, Ref no & Certificate no for the reasons best known to your esteemed Institute.
9.That due to poor quality of faculty coupled with pirated softwares run on Institute’s machines has resulted in irreparable harm to my clients, as they are failing miserably in the Interviews they are applying for, through various advertisements at their own.
10.That Institute has been served with a Legal Notice and has been directed to refund the fees paid by my us within 15 days of receipt of the notice, further compensate us for keeping unemployed at Rs 25,000 per month till we undergo SAP or some other course from some other reputed Institute and find a suitable job, failing which HTS Institute would be liable for all the costs and consequences thereto, including compensation for Deficiency In Service, Unfair Trade Practices, Harassment and Mental Agony and legal proceeding in a court of appropriate jurisdiction.