Friday, 23 March 2012

Postal dept to pay 83K compensation

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF) has ordered officials of the postal department in Malda to pay a compensation of Rs 83,000 for delay in delivery of a speed post. The delay reportedly 'debarred' the complainant, Shakti Pramanik, from appearing for an interview and 'sealed his chance of getting the service'.

The forum also directed the superintendent of post offices of Malda head post office (under Malda division), postmaster of Ratua sub-post office and the postmaster and peon of Kamalpur branch post office to pay the compensation within a month.

Shakti Pramanik of Lakshmipur village had applied for a job on January 8, 2010. He received the interview letter on April 12, 2011 from Kamalpur post office peon Judhistir Karmakar and found that it had taken place 14 days back. Shakti also alleged that Karmakar had received the letter on March 28, three days before the interview. He hence sought redress from the forum.