Pankaj purchased a car from ‘Abhishek Motors’ for < 50 lakhs. The company offered many attractive gifts to Pankaj like — free insurance for first two years, free pick-up and drop facilities for free servicing up to 20,000 km, etc. But after a few days, Pankaj noticed that the pick-up of the car was not good and there were some problems with the engine. The company serviced the car free of cost but even then Pankaj was not satisfied with its performance. ‘Abhishek Motors’ is not giving him the due response. So he filed a complaint in the State Commission but was not satisfied with its decision also. He was very much disturbed and after two months decided to appeal against it. Can Pankaj appeal against the decision of the State Commission ? Give reason in support of your answer.
No, Pankaj cannot appeal against the decision of the State Commission. In case the aggrieved party is not satisfied with the judgement of the State Commission, it can file an appeal only within 30 days of passing the judgement. However, in the given scenario, Pankaj decided to appeal after 2 months of the passing of the State Commission's judgement; hence, he cannot file the appeal.