Promissory Estoppel V

Kasinka Trading v. Union of India, (1995) 1 SCC 274.

Shrijee Sales Corporation v. Union of India, (1997) 3 SCC 398.

STO v. Shree Durga Oil Mills, (1998) 1 SCC 572.

State of Rajasthan v. Mahaveer Oil Industries, (1999) 4 SCC 357.

Shree Sidhbali Steels Ltd. v. State of U.P., (2011) 3 SCC 193.

This Court has specifically and clearly held that the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel cannot be invoked in the abstract and the Courts are bound to consider all aspects including the objective to be achieved and the public good at large. When the public interest warrants, the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel cannot be invoked. It is not a hard-and-fast rule but an elastic one, the objective of which is to do justice.”

Hon’ble Justice M.R. Shah, Union of India v. M/s. V.V.F Limited [Civil Appeal Nos. 2256-2263 of 2020].