BYJU’S Allegedly Buying Student’s Phone Numbers, Threatening Parents: NCPCR Chief

BYJU, an edtech company, seems to be landing in Trouble. The National Child Rights Protection Commission levelled serious allegations against Byju’s on Tuesday.

According to the Commission, it has received information that the company is threatening the parents of the children to purchase the course by obtaining their phone numbers.According to NCPCR President Priyank Kanoongo, we have learned that BYJU is purchasing phone numbers of children and their parents and threatening them that their future will be ruined if they do not purchase the course.

Byju’s is threatening parents

NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanungo told ANI on Tuesday that they learned how Byju buys phone numbers from children and their parents and threatens them with ruining their future. We will take action and, if necessary, prepare a report and write to the government.On Friday of last week, the commission summoned BYJU’s CEO, Byju Raveendran, to appear in person on December 23 for hard selling and unfair sale of its courses to students.

Priyank Kanungo stated that we recently read a report in which the way of working of Byju’s (BYJU) had not changed at all, so we summoned the CEO of Byju’s and asked him to appear before the commission on December 23rd, after which we will decide what action to take. He went on to say that we had informed the Ministry of Education, the SFIO, and the RBI about the situation. At the time, SFIO requested an investigation from the RBI and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The education ministry also issued a detailed advisory to the edtech firm, as well as a notice to Byju’s.


According to the news report, some customers have also claimed that they were exploited and cheated, according to a statement issued by the NCPCR. The commission also stated that news reports claim that BYJU’s actively manipulates customers into signing loan-based agreements for courses.The ad tech platform is receiving criticism.According to the child rights panel, the article also claimed that the ed-tech platform received numerous complaints from parents but did nothing about it.

According to Section 14 of the CPCR Act, 2005, the Commission has all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, including the following: (A) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person; and examining him on oath; (B) the discovery and production of any document; (C) receiving evidence on affidavits; (D) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office; and (E

It went on to say that if Raveendran fails to comply with the order without a valid reason, he will face the consequences of absenteeism as outlined in Rules 10 and 12 of Order XVI of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.