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There shouldn’t be further delay in NCDRC appointments: Supreme Court

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There should not be a further delay in appointing members of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), the Supreme Court has said, asking the Centre to complete the process soon. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat made the observation while extending the term of an NCDRC member […]

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National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Asks LIC to Pay Claim, Interest to Policy Holder’s Widow, Trashes Plea of Hiding Ailments

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Rejecting Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)’s claim that a policy-holder lied about his health condition at the time of purchasing insurance, the national consumer forum has directed the firm to pay Rs 1.5 lakh along with bonus & interest to his widow. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to pay […]

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NCDRC Said: ‘ Insurance claim cannot be denied on presumption of pre-existing disease ‘

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New Delhi : The NCDRC, the apex consumer commission, has held that an insurance claim cannot be denied on mere presumption that a person might be suffering from a pre-existing disease. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said even if the insured person was suffering from a disease and did not know about it […]

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NCDRC directs Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to 2 home buyers

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New Delhi : The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has asked real estate giant Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to two home buyers for failing to hand over the possession of an apartment. The apex consumer commission asked the company to refund within three months Rs 53,73,561 and give a compensation of simple […]

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UP Directorate of Prosecution to pay retired employee Rs 6.5L gratuity

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The apex consumer commission has dismissed the plea of Directorate of Prosecution of Uttar Pradesh against a state commission order directing it to pay its physically disabled retired employee a gratuity of Rs 6.50 lakh, saying there was an inordinate delay of 700 days in filing the revision petition. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission […]

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NCDRC orders Railways to compensate for jewellery theft from train

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The apex consumer commission has directed the Railways to pay Rs 2.7 lakh to a passenger for theft of her jewellery, including diamonds, from a Rajasthan- bound train, noting that no official came to her rescue even after she raised an alarm. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench, while dismissing the revision petition […]

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Duty to remove defects is of car manufacturer: NCDRC

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It’s the duty of a car manufacturer to remove the defects in a vehicle and make it roadworthy, the apex consumer commission has said while asking Maruti Suzuki India Limited to refund the price of one of its models to a customer for failing to rectify the complaint. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) […]

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SC asks Unitech to pay compensation to 39 home buyers

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The Supreme Court today directed embattled real estate firm Unitech Residential Resorts Ltd to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost and causing harassment to them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar disposed of the appeal filed by the real […]

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Sahara Group firm to pay Rs 1.43 cr to home buyer for delay

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A Sahara Group company has been directed by the apex consumer body to refund over Rs 1.43 crore to a home buyer for its failure to give possession of a bungalow in one of its housing projects near Nagpur. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held Sahara Prime City Ltd (SPCL) deficient in rendering […]

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Courts should take pragmatic view of rights of consumers: SC

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It is necessary for courts to take a “pragmatic view” of the rights of consumers in disputes concerning them since customers are at a disadvantage as compared to service providers, the Supreme Court has said. The court noted that Parliament had enacted the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and provision of limitation in the Act cannot […]

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Railways to compensate employee for rejecting medical claim

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The Railways has been asked by the apex consumer commission to compensate an employee for rejecting his medical claim on the grounds that it was not an emergency situation when he took his wife to a private hospital. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld Punjab state consumer commission’s order which had directed the […]

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Bihar-based university asked to pay for cancelling MBA course

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The apex consumer commission has held a university in Bihar guilty of making an applicant suffer by “unauthorisedly” initiating an MBA course and then cancelling it. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), however, reduced the amount of Rs 4.5 lakh awarded to the man as compensation for loss of career opportunity by a district […]

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NCDRC refuses compensation to man in medical negligence case

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The apex consumer commission has rejected the plea of a man seeking compensation from a Punjab hospital for alleged negligence while operating on his fractured arm, saying the doctor could not be blamed for it. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), while denying the relief, also observed that there could have been failure on […]

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NCDRC allows shipping firms’s insurance claim of Rs 1.93 cr

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The apex consumer commission has directed an insurance company to pay over Rs 1.93 crore to a shipping firm for repair of one of its vessels which was damaged while sailing in bad weather. The New India Assurance Private Company Ltd, with whom the vessel is insured, had rejected the firm’s plea on the ground […]

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Unitech to refund Rs 3.33 crore to homebuyer

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The apex consumer commission has directed real-estate major Unitech Hi-Tech Developers Ltd to pay over Rs three crore to a couple for failing to give them possession of an apartment booked under one of its housing projects at Noida in 2010. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked the firm to refund the payment […]

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NCDRC to Postal Dept:Compensate for delivery delay

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The apex consumer commission has pulled up the Postal Department for “deficiency in service” by delaying delivery of an application form of a man for the post of a Civil Judge which made him miss the chance, saying its attitude was of “a deliberate attempt” to hide the real reason for the wrong doing. The […]

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NCDRC flays ESIC for lack of facilities in its hospitals

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The apex consumer commission has castigated the Employees State Insurance (ESI) Corporation and its hospitals, saying it was “beyond imagination” that this national organisation does not have proper facilities to treat millions of people. A National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission bench, headed by presiding member B C Gupta, also allowed a revision petition filed by […]

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Swiss asked to compensate for wrong meal on flight

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The apex consumer commission has directed a foreign airline to pay a compensation of Rs 20,000 to a customer and upgrade his economy class ticket to business class if he travelled in future, as a penalty for serving him non-vegetarian food instead of a Jain meal he had opted for. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal […]

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Have no money to refund to home buyers: Unitech

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Beleaguered real estate firm Unitech Ltd today expressed its inability before the Supreme Court to refund money to the home buyers over its two delayed housing projects in Noida and Gurgaon. “We don’t have money. If we had money, we would have constructed the flats and buildings and given to them,” senior advocated A M […]

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NCDRC asks Parsvnath Ltd to pay over Rs 42 lakh

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The apex consumer panel has asked real estate major Parsvnath Developers Ltd to pay over Rs 42 lakh to a buyer for failing to hand over a flat in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, booked around ten years ago. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) also directed the firm to pay an interest of 18 […]

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Pvt hospital, docs ordered to pay Rs 15 L negligence

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The apex consumer commission has directed a private hospital at Indore and two of its doctors to pay Rs 15 lakh as compensation to a child who suffered deformity due to medical negligence during her mother’s pregnancy. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench headed by Justice J M Malik ordered Vishesh Hospital and two […]

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NCDRC fines two doctors for performing ‘unwanted’ operation

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The apex consumer commission has directed two Himachal Pradesh-based doctors to pay Rs 10 lakh to the family of a woman, who died after they performed an “unwanted” operation removing her uterus in a “haste” 13 years ago. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench headed by Justice J M Malik asked surgeon R […]

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NRIs can purchase a house in India, rules NCDRC

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Non-Resident Indians, who return to the country “every now and then”, can purchase a house in India, the apex consumer commission has said while asking Supertech Ltd to pay around Rs 64 lakh to an NRI for denying possession of a flat in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), presided […]

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SC for testing of Maggi at Mysore, stays NCDRC acts

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Maggi noodles will now be tested in an accredited laboratory at Mysore and not in Chennai as sought by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), the Supreme Court today said while staying the proceedings in the case pending in the apex consumer body. “It is directed that the Local Commissioner, appointed by the NCDRC, […]

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