After completing due processes of open tender an individual NOT a firm was awarded contract of transportation of PDS foodgrains within the particular revenue districts for one year from the date of execution of agreement. Though the alloted work was being discharged successfully but unfortunately within 3-months the person became seriously ill . He was advised complete bed rest by his physician hence after intimating the competent authority he stopped the transporting work and proceeded on leave.
As he was not a firm but an individual and the work was risky in nature and a huge amount of govt. money was involved in the movement he was unable to authorise any other person to do the work on his behalf. After declaring medically fit which took him about 3-months he intimated the authorities about the same and requested them to re- allot the work to him .
The authorities instead issued him a show cause and invited fresh tender and only one tender which was found suitable is being considered to allot the transporting work while his quoted rate is too high in comparison to him.
# WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WAS ALLOTED WORK IN HIS PERSONAL CAPACITY CAN or CAN'T GO FOR LEAVE DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS.
# WHETHER AFTER DECLARING MEDICALLY FIT THE REJECTION OF HIS REQUEST TO RE ALLOT HIM THE WORK IS NOT BAD IN THE EYES OF LAW.
# CAN THE GOVT. AGENCY ALLOT THE WORK ON RATE WHICH IS TOO MUCH HIGHER IN COMPARISON TO HIS and CAN THE GOVT AGENCY CONSIDER THE SINGLE TENDER FOR ALLOTING THE WORK TO THE TENDERER.
Sirs may I request you to guide me citing some ORDERS/JUDGEMENTS of APEX COURT.
Dr. J P Jha.