At, Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Thiruvananthapuram
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE L. MANOHARAN
By, THE HONOURABLE PROF. K. MADHURI LATHA
By, MEMBER & THE HONOURABLE MR. PROF. R. VIJAYAKRISHNAN
For the Appearing Parties: ------------
L. Manoharan, President:
The complainant is represented by his agent who has produced before us a letter written by the complainant to the
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ecretary of this Commission. The complainant says that, he has authorised the person mentioned therein to appear before the Commission on his behalf. The complainant alleges that he had remitted Rs. 500/- by draft to the Film Guidance Society of Kerala for membership of his daughter. The complainant further states that, as he suspects the movement of the Society he wanted refund of the said amount which is not refunded, in spite of repeated correspondence. He alleges that, his daughter has suffered agony; therefore he has to be awarded compensation. Since the complaint did not mention as to the quantum of compensation the agent was asked as regards the same and he submits that, it would be enough that Rs. 500/- alongwith interest is directed to be returned. As indicated the complaint does not state as to what is the quantum of compensation the complainant seeks. With due regard to the aforesaid statement of the agent of the complainant it has to be found that, this complaint cannot be entertained before this Commission, for this Commission’s jurisdiction under Section 17 with respect to complaint relief in which is between 5 lakhs and 20 lakhs. Since the relief now sought by the agent is below Rs. 5 lakhs the remedy, if at all, is to approach the District Forum. Without prejudice to the said right of the complainant to approach the District Forum, the complaint is dismissed.
"1999 (3) CPJ 317,"