Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 — Section 11(1) & (2)

September 9th, 2013

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 — Section 11(1) & (2) — Distinction between — Held, Section 11(1) uses the expression “shall have a preferential right for obtaining”, Section 11(2) uses the expression “shall have the preferential right to be considered for grant” — Thus, under Section 11(2), the preferential right is only in relation to consideration — The preference envisaged under Section 11(2) does not mean that the other applicants are not to be considered — It could only mean that if on an inter se consideration, the applicants are at par, then the prior application may be given a preference.

(Para 29)

Geomin Minerals & Marketing (P) Ltd. v. State of Orissa[Bench Strength 2], Civil Appeal No. 4561/2013 (Arising out of SLP (C) No. 31593/2010)(10/05/2013), 2013(7) JT 156: 2013(4) Supreme 192: 2013(7) SCALE 243 [R.M. Lodha, J.: Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, J.]

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