Filing FIR, is not a good idea, since it's not absolutely a criminal offense, it is SEMI-CRIMINAL in nature. being its and institution and knowing the importance of the future career prospects of the student, it is not advisable to make it a big issue, and cheque bounces are common these days, but always recoverable.......... give your student a reasonable time in which he can arrange the money to deposit in the bank.....
What is amount of the cheque?? (Also important before deciding)
And in cheque bounce cases it is always advisable that it has to be produced again in the bank.......
5th May 2012 From India , Bangalore
Well in this case softer approach is ideal keeping high values and sentiments of youngster ! Here the case is of a student, and you seem to be an education or knowledge imparting organization /institute you can always call him up and explain the consequence and eventually the money would come as I see. Wisdom should dawn on the concerned .
8th May 2012 From India , Gurgaon
Cheque bounce in the given instance in not covered under section 138 of NI Act as there does not seems to be legal debt liability required for the activation of the section 138. However you can file the civil suit for the recovery which can be decreed in your favour.
Raj Singh Phogat
10th February 2016 From India, Delhi