What does the term "disposed off" mean?


We had done a case for our appointments: court directed the Dept. to give us appointments with in four weeks. Last line of our judgement is: "In view of this, the present petition is disposed of, so also the pending application(s), if any. No costs.

Kindly tell me if, anybody can take stay or delay our process doing another case?

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Meaning of Disposed Off When you file a case, it is either decreed or dismissed. In your case it was decreed that the Department shall provide you the appointment within 4 weeks. In view of the decree, the case that you had filed stands disposed off i.e., the case has reached its conclusion with the passing of the judgment by the Honorable Court and that no costs are to be awarded to you which means the parties in the suit/case are to bear their own costs.

Yes, every case can be appealed. If your department appeals, then the appellate authority might stay the decree passed by the lower court. It is my advice that you immediately file a caveat in the higher court with immediate effect which is valid for a period of 90 days but you must do so within 30 days of passing of the decree in your favor. Once a caveat is filed, the higher court cannot grant a stay without hearing you out first as per principles of natural justice.


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