Seeking refund of admission fee using RTI
The appellant’s son had cleared AIEEE examination and was given admission in Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV). Later his son got admission to NIT Srinagar and he made a demand for refund of tuition/ hostel fee, totalling Rs. 53,000/- from the GKV. On withdrawal of the student, an amount of Rs. 6,000/- was deducted. He later filed an application under Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking the reasons for deduction of this amount. The Public Information Officer (PIO) gave a point-wise reply.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that as per AICTE circular of 2007 institutes are allowed to deduct tuition fee for the period during which the student remained admitted and also Rs .1000/- as processing fee. Accordingly they deducted Rs. 6,000/- from the appellant’s son and refunded the balance of Rs. 47,000/-.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal noting that sought information has already been provided to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Hirendra Singh v. Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya in File No.CIC/DS/A/2011/001455/RM
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/598
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