PUNJAB STATE ELECXTRICITY BOARD Vs. SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH COLLEGE
LAWS(PUNCDRC)-2010-12-11
PUNJAB STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Decided on December 20,2010

Punjab State Elecxtricity Board Appellant
VERSUS
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College Respondents

JUDGEMENT

INDERJIT KAUSHIK,PRESIDING MEMBER - (1.) THE Punjab State Electricity Board & Another appellants (In short œthe appellants ) have filed this appeal against the order dated 14.6.2005 passed by the learned District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ferozepur (in short œthe District Forum ).
(2.) FACTS giving rise to the present appeal are that Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Post Box No.20, Moga Road, Ferozepur and another, respondents/complainants (hereinafter called as, œthe respondents ) filed a complaint under Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (in short, œthe Act ), pleading that respondent No.1 College is situated at Moga Road, Ferozepur. The said college was established by the Punjab Govt. and respondent No.2 is the principal of it. The said college requested the appellants for release of uninterrupted power supply and the appellants asked the college authorities to deposit a sum of Rs. 2,500 for conducting feasibility study which was deposited vide receipt dated 18th September, 2002.
(3.) THE detailed feasibility study was conducted by the officers/officials of the appellants and a report was prepared and the copy was delivered to respondent No.2. The appellants approved the deposit estimate vide memo No.2757 dated 21.2.2003 and the respondent college was asked to deposit Rs.1,44,724 vide memo No.349 dated 21.2.2003 within 15 days. The college deposited the said amount of Rs.1,44,724 vide cheque No.015404 dated 24th February, 2003. This way, the college has deposited Rs.2,500 with the appellants as processing fee and Rs.1,44,724 as charges for providing un -interrupted power lines and connection. The 24 hours un -interrupted power supply is required by the college for imparting education to the students, research work and other activities.;


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