Delhi HC imposes 1.5 lakh costs on CPWD for arbitrary rejection of bid to build Prime Ministers Museum

Aditi Singh April 16 2019

The Delhi High Court has imposed costs of Rs 1.5 lakh on the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for its unjustified rejection of a bid to construct a Prime Ministers museum in the capital.

While doing so, it has held that although a tendering authority has "substantial leeway" while interpreting the eligibility criteria in a tender, the Court's interference is "certainly warranted" when such interpretation is manifestly arbitrary or perverse.

However, the nature of relief in such cases would be determined . . .

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