SUB-POST MASTER Vs. M.S. 722 K.ANAIPATTI MILK PRODUCER
TAMIL NADU STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
The Sub-Post Master
M.S. 722 K.Anaipatti Milk Producer
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M. THANIKACHALAM J. -
(1.) The opposite parties are the appellants.
(2.) The complainants/ respondents 1 and 2, had purchased three Kissan
Vikas Patra (KVP), for a total sum of Rs.25000/-, from the opposite party
post office. When the complainant made requisition, after the maturity
period of 5 years over, they were informed, that the amount will be
paid without interest, since the certificates were issued, in the name of
the society, against the rules. Despite request, till date the amount has
not been refunded, and the failure to refund the matured value of the
bonds, tantamount to deficiency in service. The opposite parties cannot
take advantage of their fault, denying interest. The refusal to pay the
deposit amount, alongwith interest should be construed as deficiency of
service. Hence the complainant is entitled to, not only for the recovery
of Rs.50000/- with interest thereon, but also for a sum of Rs.35000/- as
compensation for mental agony.
(3.) The opposite party, accepting the purchase of Kissan Vikas Patras
(KVP), would contend, that the investments by the complainants, in the
KVPs were irregular, against the order of the Government of India, that
when the opposite parties have implemented rules framed by Government of
India, thereby denying interest, cannot be construed as deficiency in
service, and that though the complainant has been requested to encash the
amount without interest, they failed to do so, which cannot be termed as
deficiency, as per the dictum of the Supreme Court, thereby praying for
the dismissal of the complaint.;
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