The reasoning of the court was founded on the principles of arbitration which are the finality of the award and the speedy enforcement thereof. While the court had the discretion to grant time extensions on appeals, such discretion was fettered by a couple of considerations. The court was similarly bound by a pro-arbitration policy that required it to abide by the timelines in the Arbitration Act.
Section 39 (4) provides that an application on questions of law arising out of a domestic arbitration shall be determined according to the rules of the court. Section 79G of the Rules of the Court further provides that a court may allow a time extension after it has issued a decree. If such a decree relates to arbitration, the court should abide by a pro-arbitration policy that favors expediency and timeliness. Further, the discretion to give permit a time extension is not unlimited as the court is bound to consider a couple of factors before granting the extension.