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Rule of Construction/Interpretation of Works Contracts vis-à-vis Works Executed Beyond the Prescribed Time Period: An Indian Legal Perspective


The intricate nature of Works Contracts often leads to disputes, and the resolution of these disputes requires a deep understanding of the principles of contract interpretation. In India, the law governing Works Contracts is primarily derived from the Indian Contract Act, 1872 (ICA), supplemented by various judgments pronounced by the Supreme Court (SC) and High Courts (HCs). One of the most contentious issues in Works Contracts today, is the execution of work beyond the prescribed time. This article explores the rule of construction/interpretation of Works Contracts, particularly in the context of work executed beyond the prescribed time period.

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