Delhi Development Authority vs Hello Home Education Society 2024 INSC 33 :: [2024] 1 S.C.R. 454 – Art. 226 Constitution – Internal Notings – Public Land Transfer – Parity

Constitution of India, 1950; Article 226 – Litigant who is not diligent cannot invoke the extraordinary jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India – There is no justifiable or satisfactory explanation for the said period of inordinate delay of 11 years. The writ petition ought to have been dismissed on this ground alone. (Para 18.1)

Internal notings – Whether internal notings would confer any right or not ? Until and unless the decision taken on file is converted into a final order to be communicated and duly served on the concerned party, no right accrues to the said party. Mere notings and in-principle approvals do not confer a vested right. (Para 18.7)

Public Land – Whenever the State intends to transfer any land resort should be by public auction or inviting tenders. (Para 18.9)

Parity – negative parity is not recognised or approved rather it is disapproved. (Para 18.10)

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