2005: PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001
Supreme Court hearings on the right to food (PUCL vs Union of India and others, Civil Writ Petition 196 of 2001) have been held at regular intervals since April 2001. Though the judgement is still awaited, interim orders have been passed from time to time. This order discusses a proposal to modify the National Maternity Benefit Scheme. It also asks the State Governments to respond to suggestions and complaints on the Public Distribution System made by the Commissioner's office.