CBSE affiliated schools asked to comply with Consumer Forum ruling

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JAMMU: The government on Friday asked the CBSE affiliated schools to comply with the orders of district consumer forum and refrain from “sale as well as referring of particular book sellers to the parents/students for purchase of note books, books, uniforms and other stationery materials studying in their schools.”

Joint Controller Legal Metrology V. S Sambyal cautioned the school heads and owners that violation of directions of District Forum will invite contempt proceedings against them.

The LMD department had convened a meeting with management of CBSE affiliated schools, civil society members and Consumer activists here to intimate them about the judgement delivered by chairman District consumer Forum Jammu.

The Forum in its order banned sale as well as referring of particular book sellers to the parents/students for purchase of note books, books, uniforms and other stationery materials studying in their schools. The judgement has been dispatched to all CBSE affiliated schools for implementation.

Jt Controller informed that any school who has not received the judgement can collect the same from his office for implementation. He hoped that the schools shall voluntarily comply with the judgement.
Failure to comply with the judgement will amount to contempt proceedings.

LMD asked the schools to comply with the judgement within weeks’ time.

“After the lapse of scheduled time, departmental Squads will conduct inspections alongwith consumer activists and shall initiate contempt proceedings against defaulters”the meeting was told.

The meeting was attended by prominent consumer activists Des Raj Danish, President Consumer Protection organization, S. K Gupta president Consumer Welfare Association and management members of CBSE affiliated schools.