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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