NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar Retires

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure.


His successor is yet to be appointed. Justice Kumar resigned as Supreme Court judge after he was appointed NGT chairperson on December 20, 2012.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • The first chairperson of the tribunal was Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta, who was appointed on October 18, 2010.
  • The tribunal’s principal bench is located in New Delhi. 
  • The NGT was established on October 18, 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.



Source- The Hindu Business Line