The top court asked senior advocate Vikas Singh, who was appearing for the petitioner, to serve the copy of the plea to the ministries of home affairs, law and justice and the Law Commission.
Prasad, who was holding the portfolio, besides the information technology and communications ministries, had resigned from the government on Wednesday.
As many as 3,095 criminal cases are pending against MPs and MLAs across the country with over 68 per cent cases accounting from UP (2,127) alone, according to the Law Ministry.
As part of its push to improve India's ranking in the ease of doing business, the ministry also brought in an ordinance to amend the arbitration law.
Senior lawyers shouting in court will not be tolerated, says CJI after Ayodhya, judges bribery case hearings
Chief Justice Dipak Misra warns senior advocates that raising their voices during hearings would not be tolerated at any cost.