Kailash Nath Associates Versus Delhi Development Authority

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 193 OF 2015

[ARISING OUT OF SLP (CIVIL) NO.32039 OF 2012]

M/s. Kailash Nath Associates …Appellant

Versus

Delhi Development Authority & Anr. …Respondents

 

On 18.2.1982, the DDA acknowledged the receipt of Rs.78,00,000/- (Rupees Seventy Eight Lakhs), accepted the appellant’s bid and directed the appellant to deposit the remaining 75% by 17.5.1982. However, as there was a general recession in the industry, the appellant and persons similarly placed made representations sometime in May, 1982 for extending the time for payment of the remaining amount. The DDA set up a High Powered Committee to look into these representations. The High Powered Committee on 21.7.1982 recommended granting the extension of time to bidders for depositing the remaining amount of 75%. Based on the High Powered Committee’s report, by a letter dated 11.8.1982, the DDA extended time for payment up to 28.10.1982 with varying rates of interest starting from 18% and going up to 36%.Another High Powered Committee was also set up by the DDA in order to find out whether further time should be given to the appellant and persons similarly situate to the appellant. The second High Powered Committee recommended that the time for payment be extended and specifically mentioned the appellant’s name as a person who should be given more time to pay the balance amount. Despite the fact that on 14.5.1984 the DDA accepted the recommendations of the second High Powered Committee, nothing happened till 1.12.1987. Several letters had been written by the appellant to DDA from 1984 to 1987 but no answer was forthcoming by the DDA….read more