of India Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors
 Insc 542 (28
Ar. Lakshmanan & Altamas Kabir
O R D
Civil Appeal No. 4069/2003 & Civil Appeal No. 9108/2003 Heard Shri Soli J. Sorabjee
learned senior counsel for the appellant, Mr. P.P.Rao learned senior counsel
for the contesting respondents and Mr. G. Bikshapathy learned senior counsel
for the other respondents. The matters were heard at length on an earlier
occasion. These are listed for final hearing today before us. After some
discussions all the parties to these proceedings agree that the order impugned
in these proceedings passed by the High Court in D.B. Civil Miscellaneous
Application No.2556 and 2557/2002 dated 27.11.2002 and D.B. Civil Writ Petition
No. 4869/2001 dated 30.07.2002 be set aside and a sole arbitrator be appointed
to resolve the entire dispute between the parties. We, therefore set aside the
order passed by the Division Bench of the High Court in DBCMA. No.2556 and
2557/2002 dated 27.11.2002 and DBCWP No. 4869/2001 dated 30.07.2002. No costs.
All the Civil Appeals 4066-4067/2003, 4069/2003 and 9108/2003 are disposed of
view of the agreement between the parties we appoint Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.P.Wadhwa,
C-25, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi - 110017,
retired judge of this Court as the sole Arbitrator to resolve the entire
dispute between parties to these proceedings. We order accordingly.
make it clear that this order is passed in the special and peculiar
circumstances of the case and it shall not be treated as a precedent. We
request the arbitrator to dispose off the matter and make his award within
three months from the date of entering upon the reference. The sole Arbitrator
may take the assistance of a Chartered Accountant. The parties to this action
will bear the costs to the Arbitration proceedings equally. The sole Arbitrator
is at liberty to fix his fees in consultation with both the parties. The Venue
for Arbitration is at Delhi. The arbitrator shall file his
award in this Court.
are at liberty to move the Arbitrator for any further interim order.
this order to the sole Arbitrator now appointed.