The Panjab University (PU) here has been asked by a consumer forum to pay INR 50,000 to a student, who was not allowed to sit for an exam on time due to a clerical error. According to the complainant, Gurdeep Singh, a student of BA-III of PU, he had gone to the < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
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He added, 'Immediately after the exam I approached the concerned officials in PU and they told me that such mistakes are common.' Singh said that due to this confusion he could not concentrate on his exam and that affected his performance. 'I suffered a lot of mental and physical harassment so I decided to approach the consumer forum,' said Singh. The district consumer disputes redressal forum here on Tuesday directed PU to pay Singh INR 50,000 as compensation. The university was also directed to pay INR 5,000 to the petitioner as cost of litigation proceedings.