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Only tax payers can file PILs

The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday barred non-tax payers from filing a public interest litigation.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2010 18:29 IST

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.