Court slaps fine on HPU for negligence



    Shimla (Dec 23) In a case of harassment and negligence in dispensing duty, District Consumer Court today slapped fine on Himachal Pradesh University holding it responsible for committing negligence by declaring result of its students after gap of four years, while pronouncing the verdict over a case filed by the complainant.

    District Consumer Form, Presiding Officer, R L Azad today held University guilty in dispensing its duty for delaying result of Tarun Kumar for four years.

    The court fined the HPU to remitted Rs One Lakh as damages to the aggrieved examine and Rs 25,000 litigation cost while it have to pay interest at the rate of nine percent after pronouncement of this judgment to victim.

    Tarun Kumar hailing from Glog village of Kullu district has filed case against HPU under sec. 12 of Protection of Consumer Right Act 1986 alleging that his repairable four years have been wasted due to negligence of Himachal Pradesh University which delayed his result and there for depriving him from due degree and job career opportunity.

    After hearing the contention and argument of both party the court held University official guilty dispensing duty towards the student who have to suffer because of negligence should be compensated.

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    1. This is not new for the university. The high headedness of the University officials, particularly the clerks had caused problems for everyone. The results are never announced on time. People keep clearing exams for PSUs or other relevant organizations but due to non availability of result they are kicked out of interview rooms just because of the non declaration of results on time. The fine is too less. There should be criminal case registered for destroying careers of many people. I know so many of them.

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