Judicial Preview Process Info
Transparancey Through Judicial Preview
The Andhra Pradesh Legislature made enactment namely Andhra Pradesh Infrastructure(Transparency through Judicial Preview) Act,2019(Act No.34 of 2019) which received the assent of the Governor on the 14th August 2019 and published in AP Gazette on the 20 th August 2019.
The legislation provides for undertaking judicial preview, by a person who is or has been a judge of a high court, prior to inviting tenders for all infrastructure projects, including those under the public-private partnership (PPP) category worth Rs 100 crore and above. This will help ensure conformity in procedure, rules and guidelines prescribed by state and central governments from time to time. The government will provide terms of reference for the judicial preview and specify the guidelines in the conduct of such preview. The Judge will be required to place the tender-related documents referred for a judicial preview in the public domain for a week and invite public suggestions. Within eight days of such publication, the tender document will be previewed. After a discussion with the government or the concerned local body and its examination, the judge may suggest such modifications as may be required, which will be binding on the government.