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RTI reveals Rs 4 cr budget hike in National Green Tribunal (NGT) & 220 pending cases

NGT RTI: Page 1 (click image for larger copy)
NGT RTI: Page 1 (click image for larger copy)
Exclusive: The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) annual budget allotment was raised by Rs 4 crore this year, as 220 cases are now pending before it.

Delhi advocate Kush Kalra’s right to information (RTI) request to the tribunal revealed that the NGT was allotted Rs 6 crore ($1.1m) for the 2012-2013 financial year, which was a 200 per cent hike over the Rs 2 crore budget for 2011-2012.

In 2010-11 the NGT’s budget was only 17.63 lakh, according to the RTI response, of which Rs 13.7 lakh was not spent that year.

Kalra’s RTI query also revealed that in the three years since its inception, the NGT has accumulated 220 cases pending before its principal bench. The body does not maintain state-wise records of pendency.

NGT RTI: Page 2 (click image for larger copy)
NGT RTI: Page 2 (click image for larger copy)
The NGT consisted of a chairperson, four judicial members and nine expert members, according to the tribunal’s response dated 1 March 2013.

Former Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia had appointed then-sitting Supreme Court judge Swatanter Kumar as chairperson last year, in a move that attracted controversy.

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