of India & Ors Vs. M/S. Sanjeev Builders  INSC 694 (23 April 2008)
A.K.MATHUR & ALTAMAS KABIR O R D E R CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2970 OF 2008 (Arising out of SLP(C) No.
17705/2006) Heard learned counsel for the parties.
This appeal is directed against the judgment and order dated 12.3.2005 of
the District Judge, Bhatinda whereby the learned District Judge has directed
C.W.E. to appoint the Arbitrator in terms of Clause 70 of the Contract. Learned
Addl. Solicitor General appearing for the appellant-Union of India has produced
before us a copy of the Tender Document. As per the Tender Document, it is the
Engineer-in-Chief who is competent to appoint Engineer Officer as Arbitrator to
dispose of the dispute between the parties. Therefore, we set aside the
impugned judgment and order dated 12.3.2005 passed by the District Judge,
Bhatinda and direct the Engineer-in-Chief to appoint an Engineer Officer as
Arbitrator in terms of the Tender Document. All the questions of law and fact,
including the question of limitation, will be open to be argued before the
The appeal is allowed. No order as to costs.