Fill NGT vacancies expeditiously: HC
NEWDELHI:The Delhi high court on Thursday asked the Centre to expedite the process of appointing judicial and expert members in the National Green Tribunal.
Following the court’s remark, the Centre’s counsel said steps have been taken to fill the vacant posts of judicial and expert members in the NGT and assured that it would be done expeditiously.
The court was hearing a petition filed by lawyer Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking filling up of vacancies in the NGT.
The Centre’s standing counsel said the ministry of environment and forest has given two advertisements inviting applications for five posts of judicial members and seven posts of expert members and the last date of receiving applications is September 18.
The petitioner, however, said if the appointments are not made at the earliest, then after December 9, the NGT will have only two judicial members as against 10 members provided under the law.