Calcutta HC moots for “pragmatic” approach in the matter of condonation of delay by State [Read Judgment]

If the application is not allowed it would affect definitely public exchequer thereby the appellant Corporation will be deprived of huge money, if they are successful so far as their stand before this Court. Time and again the Apex Court of this Country has said certain amount of latitude no doubt is always expected from this bureaucratic approach of the officers since they work in an impersonal bureaucratic set up but how long this would continue. In spite of constituting legal cells to examine the matter and to take final call on the matter huge delay is being caused. No doubt, the very nature of foundation of governmental machinery requires serious re-look into the matter. However, one cannot forget that pragmatic approach should be there in justice oriented process. At one blush one cannot totally reject the very claim of the appellants as explained in the memorandum of appeal. Though there cannot be separate standards to determine

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