NGT: Establishment & places of sitting

Q.  Which of the following statements is/are correct about National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

1. Establishment of NGT made National Environment Appellate Authority defunct.
2. Mumbai is one of the place of sitting of Tribunal.

- Published on 17 Dec 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Only 1
- National Green Tribunal (NGT) became operational with Justice Lokeshwar Singh as first Chairman in 2010.
- Currently it is chaired by Justice Swatanter Kumar since 2012.
- NGT was established by National Green Tribunal Act 2010.
- The five places of sitting of Tribunal are at Delhi, Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai.

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