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Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today allowed the state to proceed with the tender process for supply of eggs to anganwadis for one year between August 1, 2017 and July 31 next but said it shall be subject to the result of a writ

Justice M. Duraiswamy was passing interim orders on a filed by K.Ilayaraja, proprietor, Hi-Tech Fisheries trading company, Namakkal district.

The judge also issued notice to special pleader Balamurugan on behalf of Secretary, Social Welfare Nutritious Meal Programme Department and Additional Advocate General STS Moorty on behalf of Department of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme, government, and directed them to file their counter by July 25.

The above tender was issued for the procurement of 52 lakh eggs per day enabling its supply to anganwadis in the state. The tender notification was issued on June 14 and is scheduled to be opened on July 14.

The petitioner challenged certain conditions of the tender which included supply of 52 lakhs egg per day by a single tenderer.

He alleged that that with a motive to help existing tenderers and to prevent a newcomer from taking part in the contract, the authorities introduced "certain unworkable conditions."

The petitioner sought a direction from the for staying the tender till the disposal of the writ and a direction to auhtorities to receive his tender application.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 18:42 IST