Jason Links (India)
Pvt. Ltd. Vs. State Bank of India & ANR  INSC 1296 (4 August 2008)
JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.4801 OF 2008 (Arising out of S.L.P. (C) No.19835
of 2006) Jason Links (India) Pvt. Ltd. ...Appellant(s) Versus State Bank of
India & Anr. ...Respondent(s) O R D E R Heard learned counsel for the
The State Consumer
Disputes Redressal Commission [for short, "the State Commission"]
allowed the complaint and awarded compensation against which order both the
parties filed appeals. The complainant filed First Appeal No.111 of 2006 for
enhancement of compensation; whereas the respondent-Bank filed another appeal
giving rise to First Appeal No.145 of 2006 challenging the order passed by the
State Commission against it. Curiously enough, the National Consumer Disputes
Redressal Commission [for short, "the National Commission"], instead
of disposing of both the appeals, which were filed against the common order,
dismissed the appeal filed by ...2/- -2- the complainant; whereas the appeal
filed by the Bank has been admitted and still pending. In our view, it will be
just and expedient to set aside the impugned order and remit the matter for
hearing both the appeals together.
appeal is allowed, impugned order is set aside and the appeal is remitted to
the National Commission. Upon remand, the National Commission shall hear both
the appeals together and decide the same after giving opportunity of hearing to
both the parties.
Delhi, August 04, 2008.