WHO CAN FILE A PIL?
The Supreme Court (SC), through its successive judgement’s has relaxed the strict rule of ‘locus standi’ applicable to private litigation opening the possibility of any organization or even an individual to file PIL’s in large Public Interest. Therefore any person can file a PIL provided:
- He is a member of the public acting bona fide and having sufficient interest in instituting an action for redressal of public wrong or public injury.
- He is not a mere busy body or a meddlesome interloper.
- His action is not motivated by personal gain or any other oblique consideration.