The Central government today made it very clear that it is strongly opposed to idea of the National Court of Appeal..Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that the PIL petition seeking establishment of National Court of Appeal should be dismissed as it will not help in dealing with the 2 crore cases pending in lower courts but will only help in ‘adding to lawyers’ pockets’..When the hearing began today before a 3-judge Bench presided by Chief Justice TS Thakur, both Amicus Curiae KKV Venugopal and Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi were not present. Advocate Madhavi Divan made submissions for the Central government and the court was inclined to hear the case tomorrow and refer the matter to a Constitution Bench..The Court also said that it won’t be issuing any Mandamus but will only make recommendations..“We are initiating a debate. We are looking to see if something feasible can be done. Let me assure you, there won’t be any Mandamus”, remarked CJI Thakur..But before the court could pass any order, KK Venugopal and the Attorney General entered appearance. While Venugopal submitted that the Supreme Court should focus on hearing Constitutional issues with National Court of Appeal dealing with appeals, Rohatgi made it clear that the Centre is not in favour of the same..“This petition should not be entertained. Supreme Court has only 50,000 cases. 2 crore cases are in other courts. What will the National Court of Appeal do with those cases. It will only add to lawyers’ pockets”, submitted the AG..Rohatgi said that he will need some time to argue whereupon the case was adjourned to April 28, 2016. The case will be taken up at 10.30 am on that day..The Centre had earlier submitted a slew of concerns pertaining to the National Court of Appeal.