06 July 2017

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National Green Tribunal may become parrot like CBI controlled by Govt

National Green Tribunal may become parrot like CBI controlled by Govt
The National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

It is a specialized body equipped with the necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues.

The Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but shall be guided by principles of natural justice.

The Tribunal is mandated to make and endeavour for disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.

NGT act said that a judge of the Supreme Court or a chief justice of high court will be eligible to be chairperson or judicial member of the Tribunal.

In last six years NGT gave excellent judgements, historical judgements.

NGT always tried to protect environment, gave more importance to environment not that government that is BJP government wanted.

NGT did not spare even the great organizations who are very close to the BJP government.

NGT has pulled up the BJP government for fast-tracking approvals and corporate groups for violating green approval conditions.

But now intelligently BJP government has changed the process of appointments to the NGT Instead of a senior judge, its chairperson will now be recommended by a five-member panel, which will be led by the chief justice of India (CJI) or a nominee of the CJI, but most the other members in the panel will be recommended by the environment ministry.

Now because of this change BJP government got the power to sack the retired judge or any other member who speaks against the government or their friends.

Thus, now a person who will obey government will become the chief.

All the 5 members of NGT will speak language of Government and thus NGT will become ineffective in protecting environment and ultimately NGT will become a Parrot just like CBI.

Today government may destroy the environment but we must remember that when nature will strike it won’t spare any one it will take its revenge.

Future appointments and rulings will show NGT becomes parrot or tries to stay Independent body.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tags – NGT Environment India