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Representation for redress of the grievance, the authority concerned shall dispose of it expeditiously with reasoned and speaking order: Patna High Court

Filing a representation for redress of the grievance, the authority concerned shall consider and dispose of it expeditiously by a reasoned and speaking order preferably within four months, i.e., representation of paying the admitted dues for completed work, the authority concerned shall dispose of it expeditiously with reasoned and speaking order is upheld by the High Court of Patna through the learned bench led by HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE and HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S. KUMAR in the case of Alakhdeo Prasad Vs. The Union of India (Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.12882 of 2021)

Brief facts of the case are that this application is being filed for the issuance of writs, orders, and directions to the respondents to pay the admitted dues for completed work done by the petitioner, as well as to direct the Respondent to consider the petitioner’s representation and pay all admitted dues with interest to the petitioner, and for any other relief/reliefs as the petitioner is found entitled to in the facts and circumstances of the case for the purposes of meeting  ends of justice.

 Learned counsel for the petitioner states that if a direction is issued to the authority concerned, i.e., the Senior Divisional Engineer, East Central Railway, Moghalsarai to consider and decide the representation that the petitioner shall be filing within four weeks  for redressal of the grievance(s), the petitioner will be satisfied, whereas learned counsel for the respondents states that if such a representation is filed by the petitioner, the authority concerned shall consider and dispose it of expeditiously along with a copy of this order.

While considering such representation, the authority concerned shall consider and dispose of it expeditiously by a reasoned and speaking order preferably within four months from the date of its filing along with a copy of this order, principles of natural justice shall be followed and the petitioner shall approach the authority concerned within four weeks by filing a representation for redress of the grievance, the authority concerned shall consider and dispose of it expeditiously by a reasoned and speaking order preferably within four months .

Also, the parties will have the opportunity to record all necessary materials/documents, and the petitioner will have the liberty to approach the appropriate forum if the necessity arises later on the same or subsequent cause of action. Unless the parties mutually agree to meet in person, i.e. physical mode, during the current Pandemic-Covid-19, the proceedings will be handled in digital mode. All issues are left unresolved; the petition is dismissed along with all interlocutory applications, if any.

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Judgement reviewed by – Pooja Lakshmi

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