06 November 2009
Definitely complaints can be filed but in a recent judgment, National Commission has upheld the validity of section 107 of Telegraph Act vide which no dispute in such matters can be raised against Department of Telegraph Act before any court of law so after coming to know about that citation, I can say no chance at all till this citation is reversed or any favourable citation comes.
Sec 6. Exemption from liability for loss, misdelivery, delay or damage.- The [Government] shall not incur any liability by reason of the loss, misdelivery or delay of, or damage to, any postal article in course of transmission by post, except in so far as such liability may in express terms be undertaken by the Central Government as hereinafter provided; and no officer of the Post Office shall incur any liability by reason of any such loss, misdelivery, delay or damage, unless he has caused the same fraudulently or by his willful act or default.
08 November 2009
Dear Soma, You can file a complaint case before Dcdrf but it will not stand as the postal department has got immunity u/s 6 of the Post office Act. So your efforts will be futile. Sachin Bhatia has correctly answered. Mr Makkad has given wrong advise. It is not comming under Telegraph act.