Judgement of the High Court of Delhi regarding the condition laid down by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi for bids for mid-day cooked meals, Delhi, 06/06/2018

  • 06/06/2018

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Allied Integrated Society & Others Vs The State (NCT of Delhi) dated 06/06/2018. The present common petition, by four non-governmental organizations, challenges a tender condition formulated by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi while inviting bids for the mid-day cooked meals scheme formulated by it. The petitioners allege that the eligibility condition of a minimum threshold of Rupees three crores average financial turnover, during the previous three years, is arbitrary.

Delhi High Court opines that the eligibility condition (of possessing an average annual turnover of ₹ 3 crores for the preceding 3 years) is arbitrary and unreasonable and is accordingly quashed. Therefore, the NCT of Delhi is directed to appropriately rework the said condition and whilst doing so also factor in a suitable and an appropriate condition enabling two or more NGOs with the requisite experience each and having a certain percentage each of the financial criteria to be eventually worked out, as the minimum requirements to enable wider participation.