CHALLA PARABRAHMA RAO Vs. DIVISIONAL MANAGER, LIC OF INDIA
LAWS(APCDRC)-2003-6-7
ANDHRA PRADESH STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Decided on June 10,2003

CHALLA PARABRAHMA RAO Appellant
VERSUS
DIVISIONAL MANAGER, LIC OF INDIA Respondents

JUDGEMENT

P.RAMAKRISHNAM RAJU,PRESIDENT - (1.) THIS is an application to condone the delay of 90 days in filing the appeal. What is stated in the petitioners affidavit is that the complaint filed by him was dismissed by the District Forum, Visakhapatnam on 21.10.2002. As he was transferred to Hyderabad from Visakhapatnam during the year 2002 he was pre -occupied with bench work and inspection work and he could not contact his Advocate at Visakhapatnam.
(2.) WHEN he visited Visakhapatnam in March, 2003 he came to know from his Counsel that C.D. No. 521/2001 was dismissed on 21.10.2002. Then he immediately filed the appeal. Hence there is a delay of 90 days in filing the appeal.
(3.) WE cannot accept this exaplanation. It cannot be believed that the petitioner was busy and he had no time to contact his Advocate at Visakhapatnam from 21.10.2002 to 20.3.2003. He himself has neglected to find out the result of the case and as such he himself is responsible for the consequences. The vested right accrued to the respondent cannot be likely interfered with for no fault of the opposite parties. The petition is devoid of merits and is accordingly dismissed. Even otherwise there are no merits in the appeal. The appellant had taken ╦ťJeevan Suraksha policy from the opposite parties on 25.3.2000 by making a deposit of Rs. 10,000/ -. The opposite party by its letter dated 27.5.2000 informed the complainant that the policy will be accepted without covering the risk of life subject to his consent. As there was no response the opposite party refunded the amount after deducting medical charges. However, the complaint is filed claiming a sum of Rs. 1 lakh towards damages for mental agony on the ground that there is deficiency in service on the part of the opposite party in arbitrarily rejecting the proposal and imposing onerous conditions.;


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