Stop Clogging Courts With Frivolous Cases, SC Tells Govt

Published on 01 May 2018 by Shivi

The Supreme Court asked the Central government to stop filing frivolous cases and also imposed the Fine of Rs 1Lakh.

The 'couldn't care less and thoughtless attitude; of the government with regards to litigation has gone a little too far. The Supreme court said and criticize the centre for repeatedly filling appeals on identical questions of law despite being fined earlier for clogging the justice delivery system with frivolous cases.

Classify the centre for snail-paced efforts to streamline its litigation policy, a bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta recently used the NDA government reformist slogan of "Ease Of Doing Business" "To make a sharp point" under the reality of doing business, the judiciary is being asked to reform the boot is really on the other leg." the bench said. pointing to the collateral damage the overcrowding of the judicial system caused other litigants, besides financial liabilities of the government.

On December 8 last year, the Supreme court had to remove a batch of appeals filed by the centre. Unconsciously, the centre filed another batch of petitions in March involving the very same question of law. It was rejected by the court of law with a cost Rs 1 Lakh on March 9.

The bench said it had expected the centre to take steps to withdraw all pending appeals from the SC registry once the question of law was settled by the December 8 order.

“But obviously, the union government has no such concern and did not withdraw appeals from the registry .the govt must appreciate that by pursuing frivolous or infructuous cases, it is adding the burden of this court and collaterally harming other litigants by delaying the hearing in their cases through the sheer volume of numbers.

Justice Lokur said, after writing the judgement for the bench, to make invalid matters in this appeal, the union government has created financial liability by engaging so many lawyers for an appeal on the basis of existing orders of removal in similar cases.


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