Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel Appointed NGT Chairperson

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired from the Supreme Court of India has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). He has been appointed to the position for a term of five years, as per an order issued by the personnel ministry.

The post of NGT chairperson had been lying vacant for more than 6 months after the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar. After Justice Kumar’s retirement, Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi was appointed as the acting chairperson of the NGT. He retired on February 13, after this, Justice Jawad Rahim was appointed as the acting chairperson.
Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • The National Green Tribunal was established on October 18, 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.
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