Condonation of Delay I: 230

It is interesting that a 230-day delay before National Disputes Redressal Commission stood condoned in Central Bank of India v. Jagbir Singh, [Civil Appeal 3645 of 2015].

The concerned Central Bank of India is situated in a remote village and 230 are the number of days it may take in receiving a permission to file a Revision Petition before the NCDRC. It was observed, “the dates and the channels through which the file proceeded” is not mentioned [RP/3648/2013]. However, SC, in its wisdom, thought, “the time taken in seeking permission to file the Revision Petition, as the matter had to be processed at various levels, cannot be said to have been not sufficiently explained for the purpose of condonation of delay.”

It is said, “condonation of delay is an exception and should not be used as an anticipated benefit”. But now we have the magic number: 230.