Union Government allows NGT to form one-member benches

Posted on:06 Dec 2017 16:12:38
Union Government allows NGT to form one-member benches
06 December 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Environment Ministry affairs allowed NGT Chairperson to “constitute a single-member bench” in “exceptional circumstances”.

It has amended National Green Tribunal (Practices and Procedure) Rules, 2011 and issued a notification.

This move will address festering problem of vacancies in NGT. According to earlier rules, NGT bench consisted of “two or more members” with at least one judicial member and another expert.

The balance of judicial and independent experts was necessary to ensure that technical aspects of disputes were adequately addressed.

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