Delay in filing appeal is no excuse, says Supreme Court while dismissing request to condone a late appeal

Sep 19, 2020

The appeal had challenged an NCLAT order which too had rejected the petitioner’s appeal on two grounds. The first ground was that, as per the Companies Act any appeal becomes time barred after 45 days. The second was that even if the Supreme Court, on a suo motu move, had extended time of appeal due to the Covid pandemic, the top court order had come only on March 23, while this appeal to the NCLAT was made on March 17