Consumer protection forum: the jurisdiction war continues
Ref: Use of consumer protection act by RTI applicants on a rise
Comment: But some where Consumer Commission has set aside the order of District Forum in which they awarded compensation to RTI Applicant. Order of District Forum Chandigarh - Directing PFC to compensate Rs. 50000/- to RTI Applicant is already quaashed by Chandigarh Consumer Commission. We can say that jurisdiction war is still continued and not the matter is again before the NCDRC vide RP/3146/2012 Sanjay Kumar Mishra Vs PIO O/o State Information Commission Punjab in which CIC Punjab had requested to DoPT to implead himself as a party, DoPT put his request but NCDRC has rejected the same vide order dt. 1-8-2013. Now, date of final arguments for admission hearing is fixed for 4-10-2013.
Sanjay Kumar Mishra