The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday barred non-tax payers from filing a public interest litigation (PIL). “A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sushil Harkauli and DN Patel set the parameters for filing a PIL. The parameters include a term that only tax payers having a PAN (permanent account number) can file PIL,” Rajiv Kumar, a high court lawyer, said.
Kumar is pursuing more than a dozen PILs, including one demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in a scam involving former chief minister Madhu Koda.
The other parameters said that a person who is filing a PIL will have to give a detailed address.
If a social worker is filing a PIL then he will have to give details of his social work. The person who is filing a PIL will also have to give details of his credentials.