India, Sept. 18 -- To curb misuse by frivolous litigants who challenge award of tender processes before High Courts, the Supreme Court on Friday set an example by directing deposit of over Rs.30 lakh towards litigation costs and other expenses incurred by the successful bidder and the Tamil Nadu government in defending multiple rounds of litigation over a state government tender issued in October last year for supply of hologram excise labels on liquor bottles sold by state.

The top court also set aside the Madras high court order of April 29, 2021 directing the state to float fresh tenders with generic specifications and noted the present reality where every tender is challenged before Court either by parties who did not take part in bi...