(Querist) 08 August 2021
This query is : Resolved
A Govt. Authority didn't respond to the notice U/s 80 of the CPC within prescribed time limit. Thus, they violated the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Salem Advocate Bar Association, Tamilnadu Vs Union of India (2005 ) 6 SCC 344. Can a case for initiating Contempt of Court be filed. If yes, then in which Court ? Is there any notice period?
Dr J C Vashista
(Expert) 09 August 2021
No reply to legal notice under section 80 (c) of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 do not attract as no case is made out to initiate proceeding under the provisions of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. It is just a misconception, if someone has advised you to initiate CoC proceeding.