Interlocutory Application Nos. 25-30 in Civil Appeal Nos. 14730-14735 of 1996. Case: Collector of Central Excise Vs Cellulose Products India. Supreme Court (India)

Case NumberInterlocutory Application Nos. 25-30 in Civil Appeal Nos. 14730-14735 of 1996
JudgesSujata V. Manohar and D.P. Wadhwa, JJ.
IssueCentral Excise Act, 1944 - Section 35L(b)
Citation1998 (98) ELT 300 (SC)
Judgement DateOctober 20, 1997
CourtSupreme Court (India)


  1. These applications are misconceived because they seek a review of our Order dated 11-8-1997. Even if these applications are treated as review applications, there is no merit in them. Under the order dated 20-3-1997, the amount was required to be paid within eight weeks as a condition for condonation of delay of 755 days in filing the appeals. On 4-4-1997, the office sent a letter to Mr. V.K. Verma, Advocate-on-record for the appellants informing him that he must advise the office regarding the payment of the amount and file the proof of payment before 15-5-1997; 15-5-1997 being the date on which eight weeks would be expiring. There was no response to this letter. There is also an office report dated 28-5-1997 saying that the time granted has expired on 14-5-1997 and the Civil Appeals are listed for formal disposal with this report. A copy of this report was served on the advocate-on-record for the appellants. No action was taken by the advocate...

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