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Apex child rights body summons BYJU’s CEO on charges of misconduct

New Delhi: Apex child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned the CEO of edtech BYJU over allegations that it is indulging in malpractices to lure parents and children to buy its courses.

According to a media report, BYJU’s has been facing a spate of complaints on social media platforms and consumer websites, with customers alleging that they were exploited and cheated as they put their savings and future at risk. Had to put

Taking cognizance of the matter, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has summoned Byju’s CEO Byju Raveendran to appear next week.

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“The Commission is of note that indulging in malpractice by getting parents or children to enter into debt based agreements and then exploit them is against the welfare of the children and is punishable under Sections 13 and 14 of the CPCR Act, 2005 is in pursuance of the functions and powers,” NCPCR said.

The commission asked the company to appear in person with details of all the courses offered by BYJU’S for children, structure and fee details of these courses, number of students currently enrolled in each course, refund policy of BYJU’S.

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It also called for legal documents with respect to BYJU’s recognition as a valid Ed-Tech company and all other relevant documents with respect to the claims made in the aforesaid news report at 1400 hrs on December 23 to clarify the discrepancies with respect to the said matter Huh. ,

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Except for the headline, no edits have been made to the copy by ABP Live.)

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