(Last updated 19th Jan, 2021)
Stellar (“Company “) believes that excellence in customer service is the most important tool for sustained business growth. As a service organization, customer service and customer satisfaction are our prime focus area. In order to achieve the company‟s vision coupled with its corporate values, Stellar gives special emphasis towards providing customer with excellent service adhering to complete transparency and respect towards customer.
The objective of this policy is to provide for efficient & effective grievance redressal mechanism to the customers claiming under policies and has been formulated taking into account the following:
- Complaints raised by customers are dealt with courtesy and on time.
- Customers are treated fairly at all times.
- Complete transparency is maintained with the customers.
- All complaints are dealt with efficiently and fairly.
- Customers are informed of avenues to escalate their complaints / grievances within the organization.
- To ensure all Customer inputs are logged in
Customer Request or Complaint should have defined turnaround time (TAT) & same would be communicated to the customer.
Complaint: An expression of dissatisfaction or concern regarding the services, operating procedures, staff, vendors, or complaint handling process made by a customer.
Complainant: The person making the complaint.
Customer: The person or entity receiving a services from Stellar.
Complaint Log: Electronic or paper records of all incoming complaints, including information on the complainant and resolution of complaint.
1.3 Scope of Policy
This policy covers all grievances raised by the cutomers for the services provides by Stellar, about an action or lack of action, about the standard of service/deficiency of services and/or any intermediary or asks for remedial action communicated by any mode of communication i.e. voice/ SMS/ e-mail/ fax/ mail/etc.
1.4 Internal Grievance Redressal Network
1.4.1 Branch Grievance Redressal Officer: Stellar has nominated Branch Manager at all its branches to whom a complaint can be made, and who shall immediately record such grievance and make his/her best endeavors to resolve such grievance. The Grievance officer at branch level shall be inter alia responsible for;
22.214.171.124 All the grievances received at the office are registered in the system, and addressed appropriately.
126.96.36.199 All grievances are resolved within the defined TAT.
188.8.131.52 To undertake proactive methods for Customer satisfaction.
1.4.2 Customer Service Department: The Customer Service department shall be the overall custodian of all Queries, Requests and complaints received at the Branch/Zone level or the Head office. The Customer Service Department shall be inter alia responsible;
184.108.40.206 To ensure Redressal of grievances logged in Call Logging system.
220.127.116.11 To ensure compliance with the processes laid down by Stellar from time to time.
18.104.22.168 To monitor the quality of closure by owners and highlight the gaps on regular basis.
22.214.171.124 To escalate cases not actioned within set timelines to ensure Customer satisfaction.
126.96.36.199 To address escalated grievances and undertake steps for timely closure.
188.8.131.52 To circulate learning‟s emanating from complaints across the organization for Improved Customer Focus.
184.108.40.206 To interact with the Grievance Redressal Officer at Corporate office for closure of Customer Grievances.
220.127.116.11 To maintain record of all customer complaints & provide reports based on internal compliance and share the same to the Management.
1.4.3 Grievance Redressal Manager: Stellar has designated its Mr. Sunil Kumar as Grievance Redressal Manager. The Grievance Manager shall inter alia be responsible for:
18.104.22.168 Interact with the stakeholders for Redressal of Grievances.
22.214.171.124 Guide the GROs at Operations HO and Branch office from time to time for adopting better Grievance Redressal practices.
126.96.36.199 Reviewing the Grievances and suggesting the action steps for improving Customer Satisfaction.
188.8.131.52 Designing Policy and strategy for making the Grievance Procedure and process more competitive and Customer focused.
184.108.40.206 Representing the Company in various forums & judicial bodies.
220.127.116.11 Timely reporting of the Grievance data to the Board of Directors.
18.104.22.168 In case the resolution provided by the company is disputed by the complainant, in accordance with the powers conferred upon him as the Grievance Redressal Manager, he can review the complaint and certify that Stellar has discharged its contractual, statutory and regulatory obligation and therefore close the Complaint.
1.4.4 Grievance redressal procedures and tat:
22.214.171.124 All Grievances shall be registered in Stellar’s Customer Service System. The Customers can register their grievancin the manner specified in Clause 7.
126.96.36.199 The Turn Around time for each service Category and complaints shall be clearly defined. If the customer grievance relates to a delay in service whereas it is well within the Service level turn around time, the customer shall be educated of the same. In such cases, the Grievance shall be registered if the Service Level TAT has not been followed.
188.8.131.52 Stellar shall send a written acknowledgement to the complainant within 5 working days of the receipt of the grievance.
184.108.40.206 The acknowledgement shall contain the name and designation of the officer who will deal with the grievance.
220.127.116.11 Where Stellar resolves the complaint within 10 working days, it shall communicate the resolution along with the acknowledgement. To the complainant
18.104.22.168 Where the grievance is not resolved within 10 working days, Stellar shall resolve the grievance within 30 working days weeks of its receipt and send a final written response on the resolution, if any.
22.214.171.124 The written response shall give the details of the resolution. It shall also inform the complainant about how he/she may pursue the complaint, if dissatisfied. It shall inform that it will regard the complaint as closed if it does not receive a reply within 8 weeks from the date of receipt of response the customer.
126.96.36.199 All Branch Offices & the Head Office shall adopt the uniform policy and process the complaints as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
1.5 Channels to lodge Complaint:
The customer may lodge its complaints, using any of the following facilities given below :
1.5.1 Branch Level
1.5.2 HO Level
1.5.3 Customer Service Department
1.5.4 Customer Grievance Manager
1.6 Task and activities
|At Stellar, we handle the customer complaints through various departments.|
|2.6.1||Complaints handling in Technical Support|
In Technical Support the queries as well as complaints are received through calls, chats, and mails.
Technical Support team effectively solves the issues within the stipulated time, raised by the customer. If the team finds that the issue cannot be solved after the consultation with testing team they the case is transferred to orders department for refund, So that the case can be closed.
When a query/ complaint are raised by the customer and if the customer does not respond in the stipulated time then the case is closed.
|Technical Support Manager|
|2.6.2||Complaint handling in DRS department at Head Office (HO)|
|188.8.131.52||All the issues raised the customer through mail / call directly at HO. If the issue does not belong to HO it is forwarded to the concerned branch for solution.||Quality Team|
|2.6.3||Complaint handling in DRS department at branch|
|184.108.40.206||All the issues raised the customer through mail / call directly at branch in the DRS department and handled by Branch reprrsentative.||Department Manager|
|2.6.4||Complaint handling through complaint cell / replies through Surveys in quality department|
All the issues received at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com is forwarded to the concerned department for closure.
All the Issues are tracked through a Complaint Handling Tracker (SITPL/IMS/SP/FM-43)
1. In the first instance complaints may be made in person, over the telephone or in writing as determined by the customer.
2. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted.
3. The Quality team member will notify the Department Manager that a complaint has been made.
4. The complaint is recorded in the Complaints Record (Complaint tracking tool) and the action taken.
5. All complaints will be treated seriously but will be dealt with at the lowest operational level within the organization with the aim to resolving the complaint promptly.
6. Person(s) affected by the complaint should be fully informed of all facts and given the opportunity to put forward their case.
7. The Quality team receiving the initial contact will attempt to resolve the issue in the first instance. If this does not resolve the issue for the customer, the process will proceed to the Department Manager and then Customer Manager (Quality Manager).
8. The Quality team will advise the complainant of the complaints process, providing a written copy of the Procedure and attached flow diagram to the complainant and advise them that they can speak to the Department Manager or Customer Manager (Quality Manager).
9. The Customer must provide written notification of the complaint addressed to the Department Manager or Customer Manager.
10. Attempt to resolve issue within 14 days.
11. If the issue is still not resolved to the Customer’s satisfaction, the Customer can raise the issue with the Customer Manager.
12. The Customer Manager will further investigate and prepare a response to the complainant and a report for the CEO of Stellar within twenty-eight (28 days) of receipt of the complaint.
13. The Customer will be informed of the outcome of their complaint and asked for their feedback on the complaints procedure.
2. Quality Records
|1||Complaint Handling Tracker||SITPL/IMS/SP/FM-43|