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Supreme Court Imposes Rs. 1 Lakh fine on Centre For Filing SLP with Delay of 6616 Days [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Feb 2021 5:33pm

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On Thurdsay (February 4, 2021), the Supreme Court dismissed a special leave petition filed by the Central Government with a delay of 6616 days. The bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy said,

The approach of the Union of India in the manner it has filed the present special leave petition exasperates us as all earlier counsel appears to have been thrown in the dustbin!”


A writ petition was filed in the year 2000, raising a question of parity in the pay-scale of the employees of the Central Tibetan School Administration and that writ petition came to be allowed by the learned Single Judge in terms of an order dated 07.05.2002. The appellant-Union of India aggrieved by the said order preferred a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA), which was dismissed for non prosecution on 15.12.2008. 

In the year 2016, the Centre filed an application seeking restoration of the LPA seeking condonation of delay of 2590 days. This application was dismissed by the impugned order dated 19.12.2018 by the detailed order.

The present special leave petitions have been preferred also after delay of 532 days and 6616 days from the original order, on which court said:


We have heard learned Additional Solicitor General for some time and must note that the only error which seems to have occurred in the impugned order is of noticing that it is not an illiterate litigant because the manner in which the Government is prosecuting its appeal reflects nothing better! The mighty Government of India is manned… Continue Reading...

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