Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding restructuring of Tribunal System, 07/05/2018

  • 07/05/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rojer Mathew Vs South Indian Bank Limited & Others dated 07/05/2018 regarding restructuring of Tribunal System in the light of constitutional scheme as interpreted in decisions of the Supreme Court. Concept of Tribunals was evolved to decongest the court system and to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. Separation of powers and independence of judiciary are the constitutional concepts which have to be followed in setting up of Tribunals. Functioning of Tribunals is required to be reviewed on the test of speedy and inexpensive quality justice.

Supreme Court directs setting up of a committee which will have interaction with all stakeholders and suggest a mechanism consistent with the constitutional scheme as interpreted by the Supreme Court and decide:

  • on the creation of a regular cadre for recruitment for Tribunals;
  • look into the matter of amending the scheme of direct appeals to the Supreme Court so that the orders of Tribunals are subject to jurisdiction of the High Courts;
  • conferring jurisdiction on existing courts as special Courts or Tribunals.