Published: 14th April 2019
This Bengaluru dad just took his kid's school to task for running pre-schooling sans license
A father fought against Orchids The International School for running a pre-nursery without permission
A father’s fight for justice paid off when he went against Orchids The International School, in front of the consumer forum. The school has been was running a pre-nursery without permission and the forum had ordered the school to refund fees with interest and bear the father’s litigation costs.
The Bangalore Urban II Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, comprising president T Shobha Devi and members Balakrishna V Masali and V Anuradha, passed the following order. “The complainant, Jagadeesh, a resident of Jalahalli, demanded to return the amount remitted with the school, which refunded only
Rs25,500 of the total Rs68,000. Because of the false information, the parents were made to discontinue their children’s education. This apart, school authorities should also pay Rs10,000 towards litigation expenses to him”.
School authorities did not make an application seeking permission prior to doing publicity but formally filed an application to run the school. It shows that there is a deficiency of service on the school’s part, it read. The school has filed its response stating that management has already applied for relevant registration to run the school. The school has taken all the measures required to obtain the requisite permission as prescribed by law, it claimed.