NGT to opt for ‘video-conferencing’ to reduce pendency in regional benches

National Green Tribunal (NGT): Due to lack of experts and judicial members, the NGT is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to deal with the pendency of cases in its regional benches.

NGT is currently functioning with less than one-third of its sanctioned strength of 20 officials besides the chairperson. It has been reported that due to the non-availability of the judicial members and experts the cases are being transferred to the principal bench in Delhi, which eventually is creating a hassle for the petitioners in terms of financial as well as the physical burden.

Therefore, in order to deal with present issue NGT is planning to devise an interim mechanism to get rid of the pendency by holding hearings through video-conferencing.

[Source: PTI]

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