Tag: National Green Tribunal (NGT)

NGT Gets “3rd” Chairperson In Justice AK Goel

[New Delhi] NGT Gets New Chairperson In Justice [Retd]AK Goel
Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel today assumed charge as chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Justice Goel, who retired as a Supreme Court judge on July 6, has been appointed for five years.
He is the third chairperson in the NGT since its inception in 2010.
The first chairperson was Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta, who relinquished his post after being appointed lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh in 2011, and the second was Justice Swatanter Kumar, who retired in December last year after completing a five-year tenure.
Justice Goel was appointed Supreme Court judge in July 2014.
The post of NGT chairperson was lying vacant for more than six months, since Justice Swatanter Kumar’s retirement on December 20 last year.
After Justice Kumar’s retirement, Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi was made acting chairperson. He retired on February 13.
After him, Justice Jawad Rahim was appointed acting chairperson.
At present, there is only one functional court at the principal bench in the national capital. It comprises Justice Rahim and Justices R S Rathore and S S Garbyal.
Various important matters such as air pollution, rejuvenation of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, challenge to various redevelopments projects in Delhi and the Volkswagen emission fiasco are pending before the tribunal.
The NGT’s functioning has been hit by vacancies with the apex environment watchdog left with less than one-third of its sanctioned strength of 20 officials.
The NGT was established on October 18, 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.
The tribunal’s principal bench is in New Delhi while its zonal benches are in Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai and its circuit benches are in Shimla, Shillong, Jodhpur and Kochi.

NGT Hammers Jaypee Vasant Hotel For Environmental Degradation

[New Delhi]NGT Hammers Jaypee Vasant Hotel For Environmental Degradation
NGT directs 5-star Jaypee Vasant hotel to submit details of water use
The National Green Tribunal has directed a five-star hotel to submit details of its water consumption
A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi directed Hotel Jaypee Vasant to inform the tribunal about the supply of water it received through tankers between August, 2015 to January, 2016 and also submit all bills in this regard.
During the hearing, Delhi Jal Board told the bench that the hotel has two sanctioned water lines and the average consumption for 26 days is 139 kilo litres that is 5.3 litres per day through one of the water lines. The consumption from the other water line is almost negligible
The counsel appearing for the hotel informed the bench that the water requirements are met either by Delhi Jal Board or water tankers.
The tribunal had last year issued notices to
three five-star hotels,
Central Ground Water Authority,
Delhi Jal Board,
New Delhi Municipal Council,
Central Pollution Control Board.
The directions came while hearing a plea filed by Delhi resident Shailesh Singh seeking directions to immediately stop withdrawal of ground water without permission.
Singh had alleged that these five-star hotels were using “several lakh litres” of ground water and the sources of water are not visible in their premises.
The plea had alleged that according to Delhi Pollution Control Committee, one of the hotels was extracting 2,22,600 litres of water from supply and is having two bore-wells to extract ground water.
Earlier, the tribunal had imposed a fine of Rs 7.5 lakh on one of the hotels after it found “unsatisfactory” rain water harvesting systems in their premises

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“AAP”Releases 100 Dayer Report Card With Usual Request For Donations

[New Delhi]”AAP”Releases 100 Dayer Report Card With Usual Request For Donations
Aam Aadmi Party[AAP]’s Delhi Govt Has Completed 100 Days So Report Card Is Released With The Usual Request For Generous Donations .
Report Card Is As Under
[1]Delhi government will not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector in Delhi.
[2]The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government on Wednesday questioned three senior executives of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
[3]Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday directed the transport and environment departments to make stringent plans to check alleged manipulation in issuance of Pollution Under Control certificates.
[4]The Delhi Government’s PWD has launched a centralised complaint centre for registration of complaints against potholes and rough patches on the roads
[5]Chief Minister on Sunday announced that the state government will appoint a fare-fixation committee and autorickshaw fares will be revised on April 1 every year.
[6]The Delhi Jal Board is setting up five decentralised Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP)
[7]Delhi government has approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking a direction to DDA to provide land for parking 10,000 buses in the capital.
[8]Delhi government opens school grounds and stadiums to promote sports.
[9]Delhi government cuts sewer, water development charges by 80% for new connections in unauthorized colonies.
[10]Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had put an end to the “transfer-posting industry” that was being run during the previous governments.