The Supreme Court on Wednesday took exception to a judicial officer appearing before Supreme Court for his service case instead of holding his own court..A Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna was hearing a plea by a Civil Judge working with Delhi judiciary when the Bench queried about his presence in court on a Wednesday morning. "Why are you not holding court now? It is almost 10.50 am on a Wednesday Why are you here," the Bench demanded.He said he had taken a "short leave" to appear in the case"This is a real sorry state of affairs. It is 10.50 AM and you are here. We don't even see you repenting," Justice Rao remarked.The Court noted that the current applications are by the Delhi High Court and a Delhi judicial officer seeking modification of an earlier order that imposed 5-year experience as a condition for elevation of Civil Judge in the senior division to the post of District Judge.Arguing for the petitioner, Senior Advocate PS Patwalia said he was a topper in college and became a Civil Judge at the age of 23. His brother is also a Civil Judge and the whole purpose was to incentivise such people join the judiciary. The Bench observed that it would not pass orders at this stage but invite applications. "We will appoint an amicus and we will see if other High Courts have anything to say on this. We want to prevent a flood of litigation ... Mr Siddharth Bhatnagar will be the Amicus Curiae in this matter. All applications to be served upon the amicus," the Court said.The matter was then listed for further hearing in the first week of January next year.