The Supreme Court Tuesday took strong exception to the manner in which many tribunals were passing orders based on reports of committees and experts, without actually hearing the parties to the case [M/S Jindal Saw Limited vs State of Rajasthan and anr]. .A bench of Justices BR Gavai and CT Ravikumar pulled up the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for passing one such order without hearing the party to the case.Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the appellant in a case challenging the NGT order, submitted that the ruling by NGT imposing a heavy fine was passed without hearing his client. Further, it was contended the tribunal had ignored findings that the damaging blasts in question were not attributable to the appellant-company."How are these tribunals functioning, passing orders based only on committee reports, without giving notice to parties? Total violation of principles of natural justice," Justice Gavai remarked. Justice Ravikumar weighed in saying that there were several such instances with the matters ending up before the top court. .The Supreme Court had in April 2022 bemoaned the fact that every case before a lower court or tribunal was ending up before the top court."We do not want to use the word, but legislature has been dumb in this regard. We don't want to use the word but that is the word ... every case ultimately ends up in this Court," Justice KM Joseph had remarked.