Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 04

Legal Angle -  July 2020 - Issue 04

In India, the application of Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel can be traced in two stages, Pre Anglo-Afghan Case and post Anglo-Afghan Case. Before the case, the doctrine is not applied to the Government. In the case Union of India V. AngloAfghan Agencies (1968) 2 S.C.R 366., the Government of India announces concession in the import of raw materials to promote export. Subsequently, the partial concession was granted. Therefore, the government was estopped by its promise. Therefore, the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel invoked against the Government.

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