GADI V.KALESWARA RAO Vs. SUPERINTENDENT OF POST OFFICES
LAWS(APCDRC)-2003-7-1
ANDHRA PRADESH STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Decided on July 10,2003

GADI V.KALESWARA RAO Appellant
VERSUS
SUPERINTENDENT OF POST OFFICES Respondents

JUDGEMENT

P.RAMAKRISHNAM RAJU,PRESIDENT - (1.) THE complainant is the appellant herein. His case is that he is fully qualified for the post of Judicial Officer and accordingly he sent an application to the High Court of Delhi through speed post with the opposite parties by paying Rs. 60/ - towards transmiting charges. The last date for receipt of the application was 30.3.2002 before 5.00 p.m. As he did not receive the acknowledgement he made a complaint to the first opposite party who in turn asked the second opposite party to take necessary action. But there is no response from the second opposite party. Hence he filed the complaint.
(2.) IT is admitted by the opposite parties that the complainant sent the cover through speed post on 27.3.2002 while the last date is 30.3.2002. As 29.3.2002 happened to be Good Friday and 30.3.2002 is Saturday and 31.3.2002 being Sunday the speed post could not be delivered. However it is delivered on 1.4.2002.
(3.) THE District Forum found that 30.3.2002 being Saturday and working day it should have been delivered on that day, but it was not done. Consequently the application of the complainant was rejected as received out of time. Hence the District Forum found that there is deficiency in service and awarded a sum of Rs. 500/ - towards inconvenience and mental agony caused to the complainant as well as issued a direction to refund the amount of Rs. 60/ - collected by the opposite parties. Dis -satisfied with the said order the complainant filed this appeal.;


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