No single Judge Bench for Hearing Matters at NGT: SC to Central Govt

Published on 01 Feb 2018 by Tushar

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The Supreme Court today put its foot down and directed that single judge Benches shall not be constituted to hear matters in National Green Tribunal (NGT).

A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkarand DY Chandrachud asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to advice the Chairperson of NGT against constituting single judge Benches.

The Central government had enacted the National Green Tribunal (Practices and Procedures) Amendment Rules, 2017 thereby allowing even a single member bench to perform judicial functions.

The Court then passed an order directing the Attorney General to advice the Chairperson not to appoint single judge Benches. Instead only Benches with one technical member and one judicial member can be constituted.

Source: BarandBench



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