New Delhi, Oct 5 (PTI) The Supreme Court Monday rejected a plea seeking direction to Parliament to enact a law providing a uniform scheme to compensate people who are affected by violence and other tragedies.
A three-judge bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee dismissed the plea saying no mandamus can be issued to Parliament as a legislating body to enact legislation.
'The law on the point is well-settled...The prayers are hence misconceived. Moreover, whether any scheme should at all be framed by the executive is a matter of policy. We, therefore, decline to entertain the petition under Article 32 of the Constitution,' the bench said.
The apex court was hearing a PIL by advocate B S Rajesh Agrajit seeking directions to the central government to formulate, enact and implement a strong uniform scheme for awarding compensation for mishappenings, deaths and injuries to the impacted people. PTI PKS SA