Chandigarh school was forced to not refund student fees, now will have to give a refund of Rs 80,000
The District Consumer Commission had ruled against the school on July 5, 2019. The commission had asked the school to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 in addition to the fee refund.
The State Consumer Commission has rejected the appeal of the British School in Sector-44. Now the school will have to refund the admission fee of Rs 77,000 charged from the student, who later left the school. When the school did not return the money, the student’s father lodged a complaint with the Consumer Commission.
The District Consumer Commission had ruled against the school on July 5, 2019. The commission had asked the school to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 in addition to the fee refund. The British School filed an appeal against the decision to the State Consumer Commission, which upheld the District Commission’s decision.
Rahul Pathania of Sector 44 had filed a complaint in the District Consumer Forum two years ago that in August 2018, he got his daughter admitted in class 9th. He deposited the admission fee of Rs 77,300. Later he felt dissatisfaction with the school environment and got his daughter admitted elsewhere. When he asked the British school to refund the fees, the school refused. On this, Pathania lodged a complaint in the district forum. The school defended itself saying that Pathania got her daughter admitted by reading the form thoroughly and she was told that the fees would not be refunded.