PIL IN SC SEEKS PERMISSION TO DRAFT STATUTES, RULES AND NOTIFICATIONS IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE

A PIL had been filed before the Apex Court granting permission for the use of plain language in issuing of all government communications, and for drafting of handbooks of laws of public interest which are easily understandable to the layman.

The plea was filed by the Petitioner-in-Person Dr. Subhash Vijayran, also seeks direction from the Bar Council of India to introduce a compulsory subject of “Legal Writing in Plain English” in 3year and 5 year LL.B courses in India.

The plea included that Constitution, Law and Legal System is dedicated to the general public and yet the language is so far from understanding of the layman who is much ignorant of the system and even careful of it.

In light of the above, the plea says that the Legislature and Executive should enact “precise and clear laws, and also in the simplest language”. Along with this, a guide in simple English and other prevalent languages shall be issued by the Government for the general public.

And the lawyers should also make effort in simplifying their pleadings into clear, concise and accurate words before the Supreme Court.

Reported By:

Komal Sabhnani

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