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In India there is no legal sanctity for the Bonds. Hence it is illegal to get signature on Bonds as well they do not have any right to hold back your original Academic Certificates with them. After due verification they have to return back the originals to you.
Please approach some good lawyer, who can help you in getting the Original Academic certificates and your other benefits. In case your F&F Settlement Payment is not effected, then you can approach the court of law, for which also the Lawyer can guide you.
While going to the lawyer, please carry the following things with you.
Your Offer of employment
Your Appointment letter on probation
Your appointment letter on confirmation
Your Salary Slips
Your PF Details
Original Documents submission proof.
From India, Kumbakonam
I also subscribe to the views of Mr Bhaskar. I would like to add whether you have sent a registered letter acknowledgement due. In the letter please drive home the point that the absence of original academic certificates is disabling you to apply for jobs you are otherwise qualified for thereby you are losing opportunities. For the obvious heavy opportunity cost in terms of salary loss with potential employer and mental agony undergone inform them that you will have to take recourse to them for redress. Supplement with proper legal notice from a competent lawyer. I am sure you will get the results.
From United States, Seabrook
I hope, this will create a responsible legal bridge between both parties, for better understand and
base for fighting any legal disputes.
From India , Hyderabad