No SLP against the orders of NCDRC passed in its appellate jurisdiction: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) in a Special Leave Petition (SLP), challenging an order of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) passed in its appellate jurisdiction, has held that a remedy to appeal before the SC is only available for the orders passed by the NCDRC in its original jurisdiction. The SC further observed that when the party aggrieved has alternative remedy to go before the High Court, invoking its writ or supervisory jurisdiction, the SC should not entertain petition seeking special leave thereby short-circuit the legal procedure prescribed.