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M/s. K.T.V. Health Food Private Limited v/s The Principal Secretary to Government, Government of Tamil Nadu Industries Department Chennai & Others


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    W.P. No. 2586 of 2020

    Decided On, 04 February 2020

    At, High Court of Judicature at Madras

    By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE P.D. AUDIKESAVALU

    For the Petitioner: A.S. Alaguraja, Advocate. For the Respondents: G.K. Muthukumar, Special Government Pleader.



Judgment Text


(Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, for issue of Writ of Mandamus, directing the First and Second Respondents herein to consider and pass order on our application dated 15.02.2018 for allotment of developed plot in Gummudipoondi and on our representations dated 28.06.2018 and 23.04.2019.)

Heard Mr. A.S.Alaguraja, Learned Counsel for the Petitioner and Mr. G.K.Muthukumar, Learned Special Government Pleader who takes notice for Respondents and perused the materials available on record, apart from the pleadings of the parties.

2. According to the Petitioner, it is in occupation of the industrial plot at No. B-69 in SIPCOT Industrial Complex in Gummidipoondi, and the adjacent plot bearing No. B-68 remains vacant. The Petitioner claims to have made representations dated 24.06.2018, 28.06.2018, 13.12.2018, 23.04.2019 and 14.08.2019 to the Respondents to allot the same to it, but such request has not been considered. Aggrieved thereby, this Writ Petition has been filed seeking a Writ of Mandamus directing the First and Second Respondents to dispose the aforesaid representations.

3. At the outset, it must be recapitulated here that the well settled legal position that the disposal of public property by the State or its instrumentalities partakes the character of a trust and the methods to be adopted for its disposal must be fair and transparent providing an opportunity to all the interested persons to participate in the process, has been lucidly explicated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Kasturi Lal Lakshmi Reddy –vs- State of Jammu & Kashmir [(1980) 4 SCC 1] in the following words:-

“10. …. There is increasing expansion of the magnitude and range of Governmental functions, as we move closer to the Welfare State, and the result is that more and more of our wealth consists of these new forms of property. Some of these forms of wealth may be in the nature of legal rights but the large majority of them are in the nature of privileges. The law has however not been slow to recognise the importance of this new kind of wealth and the need to protect individual interest in it and with that end in view, it has developed new forms of protection. Some interests in Government largess, formerly regarded as privileges, have been recognised as rights, while others have been given legal protection not only by forging procedural safeguards but also by confining, structuring and checking Government discretion in the matter of grant of such largess. The discretion of the government has been held to be not unlimited in that the Government cannot give largess in its arbitrary discretion or as its sweet will or on such terms as it chooses in its absolute discretion. There are two limitations imposed by law which structure and control the discretion of the Government in this behalf. The first is in regard to the terms on which largess may be granted and the other in regard to the persons who may be recipients of such largess.

11. So far as the first limitation is concerned, it flows directly from the thesis that, unlike a private individual, the State cannot act as it pleases in the matter of giving largess. Though ordinarily a private individual would be guided by economic considerations of self-gain in any action taken by him, it is always open to him under the law to act contrary to his self-interest or to oblige another in entering into a contractor dealing with his property. But the Government is not free lo act as it likes in granting largess such as awarding a contract or selling or leasing out its property. Whatever be its activity, the Government is still the Government and is, subject to restraints inherent in its position in a democratic society. The constitutional power conferred on the Government cannot be exercised by it arbitrarily or capriciously or in and unprincipled manner; it has to be exercised for the public good. Every activity of the Government has a public element in it and it must therefore, be informed with reason and guided by public interest. Every action taken by the Government must be in public interest; the Government cannot act arbitrarily and without reason and if it does, its action would be liable to be invalidated. If the Government awards a contract or leases out or otherwise deals with its property or grants any other largess, it would be liable to be tested for its validity on the touch-stone of reasonableness and public interest and if it fails to satisfy either best, it would be unconstitutional and invalid….

14. …. It must follow as a necessary corollary from this proposition that the Government cannot act in a manner which would benefit a private party at the cost of the State; such an action would be both unreasonable and contrary to public interest. The Government, therefore, cannot, for example, give a contract or sell or lease out its property for a consideration less than the highest that can be obtained for it, unless of course there are other considerations which render it reasonable and in public interest to do so. ….

15. The second limitation on the discretion of the Government in grant of largess is in regard to the persons to whom such largess may be granted. It is now well settled as a result of the decision of this Court in Ramana Dayaram Shetty –vs- International Airport Authority of India [(1979) 3 SCC 489] that the Government is not free like an ordinary individual, in selecting the recipients for its largess and it cannot choose to deal with any person it pleases in its absolute and unfettered discretion. The law is now well established that the Government need not deal with anyone but if it does so, it must do so fairly without discrimination and without unfair procedure. Where the Government is dealing with the public, whether by way of giving jobs or entering into contracts or granting other forms of largess, the Government cannot act arbitrarily at its sweet will and like a private individual, deal with any person it pleases, but its action must be in conformity with some standard or norm which is not arbitrary, irrational or irrelevant. The governmental action must not be arbitrary or capricious, but must be based on some principle which meets the test of reason and relevance. This rule was enunciated by the Court as a rule of administrative law and it was also validated by the Court as an emanation flowing directly from the doctrine of equality embodied in Article 14. ….”

Viewed from this perspective, any decision granting such allotment of the public property to the Petitioner at its mere asking on representations made on irrelevant considerations to suit the convenience of the Petitioner, just because it happens to hold the neighbouring land, would be contrary to law and defeat public interest, which cannot be countenanced. It is evident that neither the Petitioner has any legally enforceable right to claim transfer of the public property by the Respondents, nor the Respondents have any legal obligation to be compelled to take decision on granting the same in favour to the Petitioner. In this backdrop reference may be made to the ruling of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Director of Settlements, A.P. -vs- M.R. Apparao [(2002) 4 SCC 638], in which it has been held as follows:-

"17. ....One of the conditions for exercising power under Article 226 for issuance of a mandamus is that the Court must come to the conclusion that the aggrieved person has a legal right, which entitles him to any of the rights and that such right has been infringed. In other words, existence of a legal right of a citizen and performance of any corresponding legal duty by the State or any public authority, could be enforced by issuance of a writ of mandamus. “Mandamus” means a command. It differs from the writs of prohibition or certiorari in its demand for some activity on the part of the body or person to whom it is addressed. Mandamus is a command issued to direct any person, corporation, inferior courts or Government, requiring him or them to do some particular thing therein specified which appertains to his or their office and is in the nature of a public duty. A mandamus is available against any public authority including administrative and local bodies, and it would lie to any person who is under a duty imposed by a statute or by the common law to do a particular act. In order to obtain a writ or order in the nature of mandamus, the applicant has to satisfy that he has a legal right to the performance of a legal duty by the party against w

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hom the mandamus is sought and such right must be subsisting on the date of the petition (Kalyan Singh v. State of U.P. [AIR 1962 SC 1183] ). The duty that may be enjoined by mandamus may be one imposed by the Constitution, a statute, common law or by rules or orders having the force of law...." As such, there is absolutely no justification for issuing any direction to dispose the futile representations in which the relief claimed by the Petitioner cannot at all be considered by the concerned authorities. Though obvious, it is clarified that refusal by the Court to entertain this Writ Petition shall not be construed as precluding the Petitioner, if it is otherwise eligible and not disqualified, to participate in any tender or public auction whenever conducted for sale or lease of that public property following the prescribed procedure. 4. In the result, the Writ Petition is dismissed with the aforesaid observations. No costs.
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21-08-2020 Pankaj Chaudhary, HCS, Special Secretary, Public Health Engineer Department Versus Union of India, through its Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, New Delhi & Others Central Administrative Tribunal Chandigarh Bench
21-08-2020 P. Arumugasamy Versus The Secretary to Government/Health & Family Welfare Department, Chennai Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
20-08-2020 K. Manikkan, Railway Liason Officer, Malabar Cements Limited, Walayar Versus The State of Kerala, Represented by The Principal Secretary, Industries (H) Department, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
19-08-2020 L. Ahmed Abdul Razack Versus State of Tamil Nadu, Rep by Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Chennai & Others Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
17-08-2020 M/S Anjaneya Bisanpur Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd Versus Dilawar Singh Rawat & Another High Court of Delhi
11-08-2020 M. Raj Sekhar Versus The State of Telangana, rep. by its Prl.Secretary, Public Health & Municipal Engineering Dept. & Others High Court of for the State of Telangana
07-08-2020 Kolambil Hamza Haji, Proprietor, Madeena Medicals, Kottakkal, Versus State of Kerala, Represented by The Secretary to The Health & Family Welfare Department, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
06-08-2020 Rajiv Bal Versus Harrison Industries, New Delhi & Others National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission NCDRC
04-08-2020 ECOM Gill Coffee Trading Private Limited, Rep. by its Authorised Signatory Shailendra Singh Versus M/s. Vittal Cashew Industries, Represented by its Partner H. Ganesh Kamath & Others High Court of Karnataka
04-08-2020 R.V. Granites, rep. by its Managing Partner S. Padmavathi Versus State of Andhra Pradesh rep. by its Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (Mines.II) Department Amaravati & Others High Court of Andhra Pradesh
03-08-2020 Devi Marine Food Export Pvt. Ltd., Represented by its Director, Abdul Razzak Ganj, Chennai High Court of Judicature at Madras
03-08-2020 The State Represented by its Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Secretariat, Chennai & Another Versus Dr. Marvin Manoah Baylis, Associate Professor, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Tirunelveli & Another High Court of Judicature at Madras
31-07-2020 National Insurance Co. Ltd. Through Rajesh Kumar Dy. Manager, New Delhi Versus Biking Food Products (P) Ltd., Telangana National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission NCDRC
30-07-2020 Jalgaon Golden Transport Pvt. Ltd. Versus The Union of India, Through its Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, New Delhi & Others In the High Court of Bombay at Aurangabad
30-07-2020 Dr. Ambadan Rao & Others Versus State of Rajasthan, Through its Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan, Secretariat, Jaipur & Others High Court of Rajasthan Jodhpur Bench
29-07-2020 S. Sachin Narayan Versus The State of Tamil Nadu, Rep. by its Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Chennai & Another High Court of Judicature at Madras
28-07-2020 NSL Sugars Limited, Rep. by its Assistant General Manager (Liason) H.V. Amarnath Versus State of Karnataka, Rep. by its Secretary (Sugar) Commerce & Industries Department, Bangalore & Others High Court of Karnataka
27-07-2020 Cooner Institute of Health Care & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. Versus Income Tax Officer Ward 6(3) High Court of Delhi
23-07-2020 Gaurav Kumar Versus Food Corporation of India & Another High Court of Punjab and Haryana
23-07-2020 Aqua Pump Industries, Rep by its Managing Partner Ramaswamy Kumaravelu & Another Versus N. Raju, Trading as S.M.Agriculture & Electronics, Bangalore High Court of Judicature at Madras
23-07-2020 Shinto Kuriakose Versus The State of Kerala, Represented by Its Secretary To Government, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
22-07-2020 Director of Income Tax-II (International Taxation) New Delhi & Another Versus M/s. Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. Supreme Court of India
21-07-2020 Anie Philip, Principal, Food Craft Institute, Kalamassery & Others Versus State of Kerala, Represented by Secretary To Government, Tourism Department, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
21-07-2020 Divya Gulati Versus State of A.P. rep. by its Principal Secretary Medical Health & Family Welfare Department, Velagapudi & Another High Court of Andhra Pradesh
20-07-2020 National Insurance Co. Ltd. Through National Legal Vertical, New Delhi Versus M/s. Krishna Spico Industries Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad & Another National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission NCDRC
16-07-2020 N.M. Chandrashekar Versus The State of Karnataka, by its Secretary Department of Commerce & Industries, Bangalore & Others High Court of Karnataka
16-07-2020 Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Ltd. Versus Raveessh Aggarwal Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission New Delhi
14-07-2020 M/s. Ruchi Soya Industries Limited, Rep. by its Authorised representative Goregaon Mumbai Versus Union of India, Rep. by its Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, New Delhi & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
14-07-2020 M/s. Terracon Projects, Represented by its Proprietor S.V. Babu Versus The State of Karnataka, Represented by its Principal Secretary Department of Commerce & Industries, Bengaluru & Others High Court of Karnataka
10-07-2020 Shailaja Madathil Valappil & Another Versus The State Level Authorization Committee for Transplantation of Human Organs, Health & Family Welfare Department, Represented by its Chairman, K.C. General Hospital, Bengaluru & Another High Court of Karnataka
09-07-2020 M/s. Durga Fabrication Works, Represented by its Proprietor, Prakash Ramu Rathod Versus The State of Karnataka, Represented By Its Secretary, Department of Industries & Commerce, Bengaluru & Others High Court of Karnataka
09-07-2020 S.R. Ganesan Versus The State rep., by its, Principal Secretary to Government, Food and Consumer Protection Department, Chennai & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
01-07-2020 The Secretary to the Public Health, Department of Public Health & Family Planning, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai & Others Versus N. Ponni Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
30-06-2020 Dr. P.S. Sandeep & Others Versus The Government of India, Rep. by its Secretary to Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
29-06-2020 Santosh Singh Gehlot Versus State of Rajasthan, Through The Secretary, Department of Medical & Health, Government of Rajasthan High Court of Rajasthan Jodhpur Bench
25-06-2020 Dr. S. Anusha Versus The Director of Medical and Health Services, Teynampet, Chennai & Others Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
23-06-2020 Rohini Gogoi (Under Suspension) Versus State of Assam Rep. by the Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Public Health Engineering Deptt. High Court of Gauhati
23-06-2020 Munna Lal Versus State of U.P. Thru. Addl. Chief Secy. Medical & Health Lko & Others High Court Of Judicature At Allahabad Lucknow Bench
22-06-2020 M/s. New Green Medical Hall Versus State of Bihar through the Principal Secretary, Health Department, Government of Bihar & Others High Court of Judicature at Patna
19-06-2020 M/s. Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association Versus The Special Chief Secretary to Government Health Medical & Family Welfare Department Secretariat Hyderabad & Another High Court of for the State of Telangana
19-06-2020 M/s. Integrated Finance Company Limited rep. by its Legal Officer and duly constituted Attorney A. Hema Jothi Versus Garware Marine Industries Limited Registered Office at Chander Mukhi High Court of Judicature at Madras
19-06-2020 M/s. Virgo Industries (Engineers) Pvt Ltd., Rep. By its Director Reethamma Joseph & Another Versus M/s. Venturetech Solutions Pvt Ltd., Rep. By its Director N. Mal Reddy High Court of Judicature at Madras
19-06-2020 Prathyasa Mental Health Counseling Forum, Through Its Program Me Coordinator, George Sebastian, Thiruvananthapuram Versus State of Kerala, Represented by Chief Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
17-06-2020 D.D. Industries Ltd., New Delhi Versus Jasmeet Walia & Another National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission NCDRC
17-06-2020 Dr. K.M. Senthamizhselvan, State President, Ayush Medical Welfare Association, Thiruvannamalai Versus The Government of Tamil Nadu, Represented by its Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Chennai & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
17-06-2020 R. Murugan Versus The Deputy Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Institute of Public Health, Poonamallee, Chennai High Court of Judicature at Madras
12-06-2020 M.V. Ramani Versus The Union of India, Rep. by its Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
11-06-2020 Prakash Industries Limited. Versus Bengal Energy Limited. & Another High Court of Judicature at Calcutta
01-06-2020 D. Sundarapandiyan Versus The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Secretariat, Chennai & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
01-06-2020 Dr. G. Gowthaman Versus The Joint Director, Medical & Rural Health Services, Tiruppur & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
01-06-2020 Khaleed Pasha & Others Versus State of Karnataka, Represented by its Secretary Department of Commerce & Industries (MSME, Mines & Textile), Bangalore & Others High Court of Karnataka
26-05-2020 Tips Industries Ltd. Versus Entertainment Network (Kindia) Ltd. & Another High Court of Judicature at Bombay
26-05-2020 Guru Nanak Industries, Faridabad & Another Versus Amar Singh (Dead) Through Lrs. Supreme Court of India
20-05-2020 Aasha Devi Versus Bihar State Food & Civil Supply Corporation Ltd through its Managing Director, Patna & Others High Court of Judicature at Patna
20-05-2020 M/s. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Represented by its Authorised Signatory, Nilesh Mahendra Kumar Gandhi & Another Versus The Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (Check of Accounts) & Others High Court of Andhra Pradesh
20-05-2020 K. Madhusudhana Naidu Versus The State of Andhra Pradesh, rep. by its Secretary, Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies (CS.I) Department & Others High Court of Andhra Pradesh
19-05-2020 The Director, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Trichur & Others Versus The State of Kerala, Rep. by The Secretary To Health & Family Welfare Department, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
15-05-2020 New Zealand Health Trust & Another Versus Attorney-General Court of Appeal of New Zealand
13-05-2020 Ramnath Agrawal & Others Versus Food Corporation of India & Others Supreme Court of India
12-05-2020 Spentex Industries Ltd Versus Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP High Court of Delhi
12-05-2020 Score Information Technology Ltd. Versus Central Organisation, Ex-Serviceman Contributory Health Scheme High Court of Delhi
06-05-2020 Assistant Commissioner (Ct) Ltu, Kakinada & Others Versus M/s. Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Health Care Limited Supreme Court of India
05-05-2020 Mohamed Tanveer Versus The State of Karnataka by Addl. Chief Secretary Department of Commerce & Industries, Bengaluru & Others High Court of Karnataka
05-05-2020 B. Abimathi Versus The Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi & Others Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
05-05-2020 S.K. Rout Versus Ministry of Health And Family Welfare, Union of India & Another High Court of Delhi
01-05-2020 Agricola Enterprises Ltd. & Another Versus Ministry for Primary Industries Court of Appeal of New Zealand
30-04-2020 Neethu Narendran & Another Versus State of Kerala, Represented by Secretary To Government, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
30-04-2020 Natural Sugar and Allied Industries Limited & Others Versus The State of Maharashtra, Through the Secretary for Co-operation, Marketing & Textile Department, Mantralaya & Others In the High Court of Bombay at Aurangabad
28-04-2020 Praneetha Versus State of Karnataka, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Represented by its Principal Secretary & Others High Court of Karnataka
27-04-2020 Bihar State Electricity Board & Others Versus M/s. Iceberg Industries Ltd. & Others Supreme Court of India
24-04-2020 Dr. Mandira Sarkar & Others Versus State of Karnataka Department of Health & Family Welfare, Rep. by its Secretary & Others High Court of Karnataka
24-04-2020 Dr. Mohd Fahad Khan & Others Versus Union of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Others High Court of Karnataka
24-04-2020 Union of India & Others Versus Exide Industries Limited & Another Supreme Court of India
24-04-2020 Dr. G.P. Arulraj Versus The Government of India, Rep by its Secretary to Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
21-04-2020 Lakshmi Sriniavasa Rice Mills, Rep. by its Partners, K. Kallappa Versus Lakshmi Srinivas Industries, Rep. by its Partners, T. Nageswara Rao, Raichur & Others High Court of Karnataka Circuit Bench OF Kalaburagi
21-04-2020 Girish Bharadwaj Versus State of Karnataka, Represented by its Principal Secretary Department of Health & Family Welfare & Another High Court of Karnataka
08-04-2020 India Awake for Transparency, Rep. by its Director, Rajender Kumar Versus The Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai & Another High Court of Judicature at Madras
23-03-2020 S. Satheesh Chandran Versus The State of Kerala Represented by The Secretary, Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram & Others High Court of Kerala
23-03-2020 Secretary to Government, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram & Others Versus C. Vijayan & Another High Court of Kerala
20-03-2020 Ajay & Others Versus The Union of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Others In the High Court of Bombay at Aurangabad
20-03-2020 M/s. CJP Industries, Represented by its Managing Partner S. Julius Versus Amitha Bishnoi & Others High Court of Judicature at Madras
19-03-2020 Food Corporation of India V/S Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika & Others Supreme Court of India
19-03-2020 Punithakumar Versus The Principal Health Secretary, Secretariat, Chennai & Others Before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court