Itanagar: A consumer court in an Arunachal district has imposed a fine on postal department for negligence of duty in delivering an important document to a customer.
The court in East Siang district while disposing a case, had directed the Post and Telegraph (P&T) department to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation to Ratul Paboh of Oyan, who could not attend the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) preliminary examination due to negligence of the department in delivering the call letter on time.
The call letter which was posted at Itanagar on December 12, 2009 was delivered to the candidate on March 25, 2010 after four months, official sources said here on Thursday.
Ironically the letter, which reached Pasighat, the district headquarters on December 18, was delivered to the candidate at Oyan which is 26 kilometer from the post office, only on March 25, 2010.
The late delivery of the letter deprived Paboh from sitting for the examination.
In another incident, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on a private travel agency after receiving complaint from a passenger.
The district consumer forum headed by the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava had also directed the SBI (Pasighat Branch) authority to pay an amount of Rs 5000 to a local businessman, who had lodged a complaint of short receipt of money while withdrawing money from the ATM, sources added.