Writ petition under Article 226 maintainable even in contract cases if State fails to be fair or practices discrimination: Supreme Court

A division bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Abhay S Oka said that writ jurisdiction can be exercised when the State, even in its contractual dealings, fails to exercise fairness or practices any discrimination.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Abhay S Oka
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Abhay S Oka

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 can be exercised even in contractual dealings, if the government fails to exercise a fairness or practices discrimination [M/S Gas Authority of India Limited v. M/S Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited and Others]

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