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NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL ACT 2010

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Establishment of Tribunal

Section 4 Composition of Tribunal

Section 5 Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson, Judicial Member and Expert Member

Section 6 Appointment of Chairperson, Judicial Member and Expert Member

 

 

Section 7 Term of office and other conditions of service of Chairperson, Judicial Member and Expert Member

Section 8 Resignation

Section 9 Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service

Section 10 Removal and suspension of Chairperson, Judicial Member and Expert Member

Section 11 To act as Chairperson of Tribunal or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances

Section 12 Staff of Tribunal

Section 13 Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson

Section 14 Tribunal to settle disputes

Section 15 Relief, compensation and restitution

Section 20 Tribunal to apply certain principles, Section 21 Decision to be taken by majority - National Green Tribunal Act 2010

What is the meaning of Tribunal to apply certain principles? Is Decision to be taken by majority? - Section 20 and 21 of NGT Act 2010

Tribunal to apply certain principles and Decision to be taken by majority are defined under section 20 and 21 of National Green Tribunal Act 2010. Provisions under these Sections are :

Section 20 of National Green Tribunal Act 2010 "Tribunal to apply certain principles"

The Tribunal shall, while passing any order or decision or award, apply the principles of sustainable development, the precautionary principle and the polluter pays principle.

Section 21 of National Green Tribunal Act 2010 "Decision to be taken by majority"

The decision of the Tribunal by majority of Members shall be binding:

Provided that if there is a difference of opinion among the Members hearing an application or appeal, and the opinion is equally divided, the Chairperson shall hear (if he has not heard earlier such application or appeal) such application or appeal and decide:

 


Provided further that where the Chairperson himself has heard such application or appeal alongwith other Members of the Tribunal, and if there is a difference of opinion among the Members in such cases and the opinion is equally divided, he shall refer the matter to other Members of the Tribunal who shall hear such application or appeal and decide.

 

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