The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 30th April, 2010 seeks to create special courts for environmental matters. The NGT comes in response to the 186th Report of Law Commission of India and the suggestions made by the Supreme Court to Constitute Environmental Courts. The NGT Bill, 2009 is meant to replace NEAA Act of 1997 and NET Act of 1995.The birth of NGT is a consequence of a “reformed approach of the Government to environmental governance”, and in the right direction to address about 5,600 environment related cases pending in the Court.
[Published in Monthly magazine of ICSI
'Corporate Secretary' in the month of, July, 2010]