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Oct 6, 2015

High Court stay on E-Tender ceiling

Kochi :The Kerala High Court on Monday set aside the state government's decision enhancing the E-Tender ceiling of local bodies from Rs five lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Earlier, High Court had directed that all contracts for various works carried out by local bodies be done through public E-tender.
Thereafter, the government without assigning any reason, enhanced the limit to Rs 15 lakh from Rs five lakh.
This was challenged in the court by contractors and councillors of local bodies. Justice A V Ramakrishna Pillai, setting aside the government decision, said that no reason has been assigned to enhance the ceiling limit
The court observed that it was not known under what circumstances the limit was increased to Rs 15 lakh.

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