Pass Reasoned Orders In Future Strictly In Accordance With Law: SC Raps Orissa HC [Read Order]

Pass Reasoned Orders In Future Strictly In Accordance With Law: SC Raps Orissa HC [Read Order]

The Supreme Court recently rapped the Orissa High Court for interfering with an order passed by the Commissioner for Employees Compensation-cum-Assistant Labour Commissioner without assigning any reasons for the same.

The Bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra and Justice U.U. Lalit  observed, "That approach is unexpected from the High Court. The High Court is supposed to decide these matters purely after considering the matter in accordance with law.

It is surprising that the High court had not assigned any reason while interfering with the just and appropriate order passed by the Commissioner. This approach of the High Court cannot be appreciated."

The Court was hearing an Appeal challenging the reduction of compensation awarded by the Commissioner back in 2015. Reversing this order, the Apex Court warned the High Court against repeating itself.

It recorded its disagreement with the impugned order as well as the High Court's conduct, noting, "We request the High Court in future to decide the matters by reasoned order strictly in accordance with law not by these kind of orders.

It is made clear that it is the duty of the courts to give what is proper and due and courts are not supposed to take away what is just and admissible claim. The approach of the High Court is thus not appreciated at all."

Read the Order Here