SC admits plea for setting up national court of appeal
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court decided on Friday to examine a plea for setting up a national court of appeal with regional benches to enable the top court to exclusively deal with constitutional matters.
The benches at Chennai, Mumbai and Calcutta should be the last court for appeals – above the high courts -- and their decisions undisputable unless questions of law remain unanswered, Puducherry- based advocate Vasanta Kumar said in a public interest litigation.
There are nearly 60,000- odd cases pending in the top court due to appeals arising out of litigations in the high courts.
A bench headed by chief justice TS Thakur issued notice to the Centre and sought attorney general Mukul Rohatgi’s assistance on the petition.