Need effective response to overzealous PILs: Prasad to law officers

NEW DELHI:Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday told law officers that there must be an effective response to “overzealous” PILs filed during  challenging times like the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Interacting with law officers including Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta via video, Prasad also said that the decision-making process of centre and states on issuing guidelines under the Disaster Management Act needs to be “trusted” as it was arrived on after several rounds of consultations involving the Prime Minister, the chief ministers and top bureaucrats working in central and state governments. (AGENCIES)