The suggestion by Jaitley also came a day after the Union Government barred environmentalist group Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds with immediate effect by suspending its licence for six months, and froze all its accounts, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected the country's public and economic interests.

Stating that many of the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) are influenced by the source of funds, Jaitley suggested that a document declaring the origin of funding should be attached to the PILs by the petitioners.

"Those who file PILs against developmental works of government must be more transparent than us (government), as they call themselves crusaders. People should know from where they are getting funds to file these PILs," urged Jaitley at a conference on regulatory framework for India's first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) here.

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