Delay in filing Government appeals has become a habit: Madras High Court notes while condoning 1,069 days' delay

It was also observed that court orders are often only complied with by the Government at the 11th hour, at the stage of contempt, even though the order may require a re-consideration in appeal.
Delay in filing Government appeals has become a habit: Madras High Court notes while condoning 1,069 days' delay

Madras High Court recently deprecated the trend of officials filing appeals belatedly, even though the government has to bear the brunt of costs imposed for delay or expenses incurred for implementing an order adverse to them.

The court made the observation while imposing Rs 25,000 as costs to condone a delay of 1,069 days on the part of the State's Education Department in filing an appeal (State of Tamil Nadu and ors. v. M Ruby).

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