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Petitioner  cannot  be absolved   from   the   liability   of   being   prosecuted, if  they commits any misconduct, as   enumerated   in   the   Bihar   Contractors Registration  Rules-2007: Patna High Court.

This case was filled by Arun  Kumar  Son  of  Late  Siya  Ram  Singh  Resident  of  Village  and  P.O. Bandeya,  P.S.  Bandeya  Rukandi,  District-  Aurangabad-  at  present  residing  at Sharma  Bhawan,  Rajiv  Nagar  Road  No.  8,  P.S.-  Rajiv  Nagar,  Town  and District- Patna against Bihar  State  Building  Construction  Corporation  Ltd.  a  Government  of  Bihar Undertaking  having  its  Registered  Office  at  Patna-  800001  (Bihar)-  through its  Managing Director and ors. The Judgment served in Arun Kumar Vs. Bihar State Building Construction Corporation Ltd (citation: L.P.A  No.658 of  2021) was served by HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE and HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S. KUMAR. 

FACTS OF THE CASE: 

This case was a LPA  under  Clause  10  of Letters  Patent Appeal which has  been preferred  for  setting  aside  the  judgment and  order dated   25th March 2021 passed  in  C.W.J.C.  16766  of  2019 passed by  learned  Single  Judge  of  this Hon’ble  Court  whereby  writ petition  has been  dismissed.

In  pursuance of  NIT  e-tender  no. 96/2018-19  for  construction  of  Civil  Court building   at   Paliganj   valued   at  Rs.   21,14,51,242/-  and construction   of  Gymnasium   valued   at   Rs. 8,25,06,457/petitioner  submitted  his tender  along  with  relevant  documents and  also  deposited  earnest  money  of Rs.  31,20,000/-    and  Rs. 16,50,000/-  in the   shape  of  fixed  deposit  in  terms  and conditions  of  E.  Tender.

Further,  a show  cause  notice was  issued to  which  petitioner  submitted his  reply but  the  same  was  not  accepted  the petitioner got blacklisted for 3l5 years in accordance  with  Bihar Contractors Registration  Rules-2007.

JUDGEMENT:

The court after hearing the appeal and arguments from the parties, the Court observed that they does  not  find  any error  or  infirmity  in the   judgment  and order  passed  by  learned  Single  Judge requiring  any  interference  by  this  Court in  this  Letters  Patent Appeal. Accordingly,  the  LPA  is  dismissed, However,  the court further held that the order  of  blacklisting  is  of  five  years, which  appears  to  be excessive,  as  such, the  matter  is  remanded  on  the  issue  of period   of   blacklisting   to   the   Engineer-in-Chief-cumAdditional   Commissioner cum-Special   Secretary,   Building Construction  Department,  Government of Bihar,  Patna,  who shall  pass  a  fresh order  after  affording  due  opportunity  to petitioner  with  respect  to  period  of blacklisting  within  three months  from the  date  of  receipt/production  of  a  copy  of  the order  passed  by  this  Court.

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