New Delhi: While hearing an application on a consumer dispute, the Supreme Court special bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah on Tuesday remarked that the institution is becoming dysfunctional and delaying matters of national importance as frivolous cases were consuming its time.
"Frivolous matters are making the institution dysfunctional. These matters waste the important time of the court, which could have been spent on serious matters, pan-India matters," Justice Chandrachud said.
About the application, the bench said that the matter was already disposed of, but the petitioner had again come up with an application. "We cannot pass another order in an already disposed of the matter. We should not be hearing you. Actually, this is how the Supreme Court is becoming dysfunctional. Judges have to spend their important time to go through these files before the start of the day," it remarked.
Slamming what he deemed frivolous cases, he added, "Today, when we were going through listed cases, we found that 95 per cent of the cases are frivolous. Yesterday, I had to finalise the order in the suo motu matter on COVID-19 management, which is a matter of national importance but could not upload it because I had to go through the files listed for today."