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Holding the Inscol Academy,Sector 34,responsible for causing mental agony and harassment to one Bharti Sachdeva by not helping her get student visa and spoiling her nursing career...

Holding the Inscol Academy,Sector 34,responsible for causing mental agony and harassment to one Bharti Sachdeva by not helping her get student visa and spoiling her nursing career,the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the academy to pay her compensation of Rs 1 lakh. The academy has also been directed to refund Rs 2.08 lakh,which it had taken from Bharti.

In addition,the academy will have to pay Rs 63,000 to the complainant for loss of monthly salary of Rs 9,000 for seven months,the period which Bharti devoted to the academy for her visa.

According to the complaint,Bharti,a resident of Kaithal,Haryana,saw an advertisement of the academy and approached them to get admission in Master of Nursing in University of New England (UNE),Australia,for admission to the September 2008 batch. She paid Rs 10,000 on April 26,2008 and Rs 2,90,000 on June 28,2008 to UNE through Inscol Academy and also paid a medical fee of Rs 1,100 on July 4,2008 and Rs 25,000 on July 30,2008 as processing fee and Rs 19,000 as visa fee.

Bharti alleged the academy assured her that all necessary formalities would be completed on or before August 1,2008. The academy also informed her that courses for admission in Master of Nursing would start from August 11,2008,for a duration of an year,up to June 30,2009.

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Bharti alleged the academy kept on delaying the process and she could finally get the visa papers only on October 22,2008,due to which she could not get admission in the course.

Apart from mental tension,Bharti also had to suffer financial losses,as she had to resign from her service as clinical instructor with the Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing in Balongi,Mohali,to get admission in UNE.

After repeated requests,the academy refunded her just Rs 1,37,088 on January 31,2009. In their reply,the Inscol Academy took the plea that once the visa had been filed,it was upto the Australian High Commission to grant it or not.

First published on: 13-02-2010 at 05:19:23 am
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