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M/S P.M. Associates v. State Of U.P. Thru' Secry. Avas And Others - WRIT - C No. 57214 of 2006  RD-AH 17755 (16 October 2006)
Civil Misc. Writ Petition No. 57214 of 2006
M/S P.M. Associates . . . . . . . .. . . .. ... . . . . . . . ... . . .Petitioner.
State of U.P. and others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Respondents.
Hon'ble A.K. Yog,J.
This is a writ petition for a direction to the respondents to make payment of the running bill for Rs.5,93,000/- to the petitioner and interest at the rate of 18% per annum on the bill amount from the date of its submission till the date of its payment.
We have heard learned counsel for the petitioner and the learned Standing Counsel for respondent no. 1 as well as Sri Nripendra Misra for respondents no. 2, 3 and 4.
The grievance of the petitioner is that it carries contract work and it carried certain work assigned to him on behalf Gorakhpur Development Authority ( GDA ). The work has been duly executed but payment has been with-held saying that 'N.O.C.' has not been obtained from Nagar Nigam, Gorakhpur and payment shall be made after checking and verification of the quality of work by the Divisional Task Force. The verification by the Divisional Task Force is not being made though the work is already complete. According to the petitioner this objection is being made only to with-hold the payment. The petitioner has further submitted that it does not feel shy to get its work verified and checked.
In view of the above, we direct the GDA to complete verification of the quality of the work done by the petitioner as per the terms and conditions of the work contract including the verification by the Divisional Task Force within a week of the receipt of the certified copy of this order and ensure payment forthwith as may be found due to the petitioner under the law.
The writ petition is finally disposed of subject to the above observations.
No order as to costs.
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