Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength
State Consumer Grievance Reressal Forum, Bhopal
Application Process with contact details
I applied in person, the office was taking up a limited number of interns. It was on a first come basis.
Duration of internship and timings
June to July, 2015.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
First day, we were told what to do and what not to do. It wasn’t much of an orientation as much as a Do’s and Dont’s session. Building is fairly good, the courtrooms are air-conditioned. The WiFi was free and very high speed. So yes, overall, the infrastructure was good.
The best feature though was the awesome library, on the rare occasion that the librarian was present and it was unlocked.
The main task was to read the files. We were given files from the old and disposed cases to read. Other than that, we did get to observe the proceedings. But the work was extremely monotonous.
Work environment and people
One word, boring. The people were mostly government officers. Our interaction with them was a minimum. On the rare occasion we did get to talk to a few lawyers, we able to catch a few snippets of wisdom. But other than that, we were left mostly to our own devices and a library that was almost always closed.
Free Wifi. flexible timings. Occasionally open library. These are pretty much the only good things about there.
Nothing to do, Being first years, we were admittedly ignorant, but it was just extremely boring to sit there, because we rarely got to so do anything. We were even told not to sit in on the proceeding because he “Courtroom was to congested”. The library was always closed. We could not learn anything productive even on our own.
Not to waste one’s time and energy in a place simply because your friends are going there. It was a very stupid thing for me to do. I could have worked with an NGO and still be more productive than them.
Any Other Thing
Unless you are well aware with the consumer welfare laws and have need a free certificate. go right ahead. Otherwise, it is a waste of time.
Bhopal is my home town so I stayed at my own home sweet home. No details to mention.
Typical 10 to 5 timings. Although we were not forced to stay till late, we had to report on time.