give examples, cannot ask for everything
The Supreme Court on Monday advised those filing public interest litigation to come only after good preparation.
The top court told those who ran to the Supreme Court with PILs in every case that they must do the homework of the matter and keep in mind that they cannot demand everything.
The top court said that it is the responsibility of the public interest litigant to point out deficiencies in the filing of a petition regarding any policy. The petition should also contain some figures and examples. The petitioner cannot leave everything to the court or the government.
Along with this advice, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice B.V. The bench of Nagaratna refused to hear the PIL, which had sought the implementation of the National Health Policy-2017, arranging livelihood for the dependents of those who died from Corona and other directions. The apex court said that it is the responsibility of the PIL petitioner to point out lapses in a policy matter. Some figures and examples should also be presented along with the flaws.
- Instructions for filing a new petition
Along with refusing to hear the said petition, the court asked the petitioner to file a fresh petition with figures and examples in support of his claim. The court said that the problem with PIL is that you make many demands. If you make a demand, we can deal with it, but you claim to demand everything. The petitioner cannot leave everything to the court or the government. Examples or figures showing the shortfall in the implementation of the policy have to be shown.
- Cannot give directions for country on a case to case basis
Advocate Shravan Kumar, appearing for petitioner C. Anji Reddy, told the court that he had cited the example of Ramesh of Andhra Pradesh. Ramesh spent lakhs of rupees on hospitalization due to lack of free and affordable health facilities for the poor and middle class people during the corona pandemic. The bench said that you should come to the court with proper petition and proper demand. We cannot give directions for the country on the basis of the case of one Ramesh Kumar from Andhra Pradesh. What is the source of the information given about them?