SC asks Centre, AIIMS to expedite action plan on growing menace of drug abuse
New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked AIIMS and the Centre to expedite the national survey as also the formulation of action plan to curb the growing menace of drug abuse in the society, including by school-going children.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was informed by the Centre that the survey has already begun, in March this year, and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have been involved in the process.
"We expect the AIIMS and Union of India to abide by our orders. List the PIL in the 2nd week of February" the bench said when Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh sought 12 weeks time for completing the survey and the analysis of the report.