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INTRODUCTION TO SUPREME COURT PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION:

Any public interest litigation can be filed before the Supreme Court by any affected or concerned person raising the legal issues involved, the legal grounds on which the petition is being filed. The Petitioner in a Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation has to swear an affidavit to the effect that he has no person benefit in the matter.
Important steps and tips:
(i) The suggested format of the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation
is being given by us hereunder, the same can be downloaded and modified according to the facts.
(i) 1+5 copies of the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation
are to be filed on legal size papers.
(i) Affidavit of the petitioner duly sworn is also to be filed alongwith the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.
(ii) Annexures as referred to in the Writ Petitioner with court fees of Rs.2/- per annexure is to be filed alongwith the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.
(iv) Court fee of Rs.50/- per petitioner (In Crl. Matter no court fee is to be fixed)
(v) Index of papers as the format given hereunder is to be filed alongwith the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.
(vi) Cover page of the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation
is to be filed as per the format as given.
(vii) All miscellaneous applications etc to be stamped @ Rs 12 per application in the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.
(viii) Court fees of Rs 5/- is to be affixed on the Memo of appearance in the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.
(ix) Synopsis and list of dates to be filed alongwith the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation.

FORMAT OF SUPREME COURT PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
PUBLIC INTEREST PETITION NO. OF
IN THE MATTER OF
(Name of the petitioner) …..Petitioner
Versus
(Name of the respondent) ….Respondents
PUBLIC INTEREST PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 32 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF WRIT, ORDER, DIRECTION OR ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE DIRECTION.
To
Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India.
The Humble petition of the Petitioner above named.
MOST RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH :
1. That the petitioner is filing the present writ petition in public interest. The petitioner has no personal interest in the litigation and the petition is not guided by self-gain or for gain of any other person / institution / body and that there is no motive other than of public interest in filing the writ petition.
2. That the petitioner has based the instant writ petition from authentic information and documents obtained from various governments departments/portals/RTI applications.
3. That the petition, if allowed, would benefit the citizens of this country generally as rule of law is essential for democracy and such brazen violation of law by the respondents can be stopped by the orders of this Hon�ble Court only.
4. That the persons affected by such acts of the State are numerous and are not in a position to approach the Hon�ble Court hence the petitioner is filing the present PIL on behalf of such affected persons.
Facts of the case: ( State here the brief facts leading to the filing of the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation with supportive documents)
2. Question(s) of Law: (State here the questions of law being raised or the laws being violated on the basis of which the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation is being filed.)
3. Grounds : ( State here specific legal grounds on the basis of which relief is being claimed in the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation)
4. Averments
That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.
PRAYER
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:
(i) ………….
(ii) to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.
FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL AS INDUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.
FILED BY:
PETITIONER-IN-PERSON/ ADVOCATE ON RECORD
DRAWN:
FILED ON:

FORMAT OF THE INDEX FOR THE SUPREME COURT PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
CIVIL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2005
(Name of the petitioner) …..Petitioner
Versus
(Name of the respondent(s) ……Respondent
P A P E R – B O O K
FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE
FILED BY:
(ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER/
PETITIONER-IN-PERSON)
Filed on:

I N D E X
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Sl. No. PARTICULARS PAGES
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1. Synopsis and List of Dates

2. Writ Petition alongwith Affidavit in support.

3. Annexures

5. Application if any

Format of the paras of the affidavit to be filed alongwith the Supreme Court Public Interest Litigation

1. That I, am the petitioner in the present case and being well conversed with the fact and circumstances of the present case I am competent to swear this affidavit.
2. That the accompanying PIL has been prepared by me, the same may be kindly read as part and parcel of this affidavit, the contents thereof are not repeated here for the sake of brevity. The contents of thereto are true and correct.
2. That the contents of this affidavit have been read over to me in my vernacular and I have understood the same and testify to be true and correct.
3. That I have filed the present petition as Public Interest Litigation. I have gone through the public Interest Litigation Rules, notifications of Hon�ble Supreme Court of India and do hereby affirm that the present Public Interest Litigation is in conformity thereof.
4. That the petitioner has no personal interest in the litigation and neither myself nor anybody who the petitioner is interested would in any manner benefit from the relief sought in the present petition save as the member of general public. The petition is not guided by self gain or gain of any person, institution, body or there is no motive other than of public interest in filing the present petition.
5. That I have done whatsoever enquiry/investigation which was in my power to do to collect all data/material which was relevant for this court to entertain the present petition. I further confirm that I have not concealed in the present petition any data/material/information which may have enabled this court to form an opinion whether to entertain this petition or not and/or whether to grant any relief or not.
6. That the documents filed alongwith the petition are true copies of their originals.
7. That I undertake to pay the costs if any imposed by the Court at any stage of the matter and the details of my PAN card, bank account are being given alongwith.
8. That the contents as stated above are true and correct to my knowledge and belief. DEPONENT
VERIFICATION:
Verified on this ______________ at Delhi that the contents of the affidavit are true and correct, nothing material has been concealed and no part of it is false.
DEPONENT

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This format can be used for the following heads as well:
PIL FORMAT OF WRIT PETITION AT SUPREME COURT
SUPREME COURT PIL FORMAT OF WRIT PETITION
SUPREME COURT Public interest Litigation format
SUPREME COURT Public interest Litigation
Public interest Litigation format for SUPREME COURT