No Court has competence to issue a direction contrary to law nor the Court can direct an authority to act in contravention of the statutory provisions.
Generally, no Court has competence to issue a direction contrary to law nor the Court can direct an authority to act in contravention of the statutory provisions. The courts are meant to enforce the rule of law and not to pass the orders or directions which are contrary to what has been injected by law. (Vide State of Punjab and Ors. v. Renuka Singla and Ors., (1994) 1 SCC 175; State of U.P. and Ors. v. Harish Chandra and Ors., AIR 1996 SC 2173; Union of India and Anr. v. Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd., AIR 1996 SC 3285; Vice Chancellor, University of Allahabad and Ors. v. Dr. Anand Prakash Mishra and Ors., (1997) 10 SCC 264; and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation v. Ashrafulla Khan and Ors., AIR 2002 SC 629).
In Dr. Buddhi Kota Subbarao v. K. Parasaran and Ors., AIR 1996 SC 2687, Apex Court has observed as under:
No litigant has a right to unlimited drought on the Court time and public money in order to get his affairs settled in the manner he wishes. However, access to justice should not be misused as a licence to file misconceived and frivolous petitions