Commission for Child Rights Summons BYJU’s CEO over Malpractices Allegations

Byju Law Insider

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Published on: 16 December 2022 at 23:25 IST

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights summoned famous ed tech platform BYJU’s CEO over allegations that it is indulging in malpractices to get maximum customers.

As per Reports Byju is accused of luring parents and children to buy their courses also conducting unethical Marketing Tactics for making profits.

According to a media report, BYJU’s is facing a range of complaints on social media platforms and consumer websites with customers alleging that they were exploited and deceived as they had to put their savings and futures in jeopardy.

The NCPCR, taking cognisance of the matter, has summoned BYJU’s CEO Byju Raveendran to appear before it next week.

“The Commission is in observance that indulging into malpractices to lure the parents or children into entering loan-based agreements and then causing exploitation is against the welfare of children and in pursuance of the functions and powers under Section 13 and 14 of CPCR Act, 2005,” NCPCR said.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in the summon asked the company to appear in person before it along with the details of all the courses run by BYJU’s for children, the structure of these courses and the fee details, the number of students currently enrolled in each course, and the refund policy of BYJU’S.

Byju also asked for the legal documents regarding the recognition of BYJU’s as a valid ed-tech company and all other relevant documents regarding the claims made in the aforementioned news report at 2 pm on December 23 to explain the discrepancies in relation to the said matter.

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