National law body asks states to boost awareness about NGT's online portal

National law body asks states to boost awareness about NGT's online portal

NEW DELHI: The National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) has asked all its state authorities to boost awareness a few portal launched by the National Green Tribunal through which aggrieved persons can approach the green body.

The communication addressed to all or any the state legal services authorities said that it becomes difficult for people living in faraway places to access NGT and its benches thanks to geographical distances.

"In their ongoing awareness programmes/camps, disseminate information about online mechanism/remedy of approaching NGT with reference to the victim of pollution and environment damage.

Apprise panel advocates and paralegal volunteers about an equivalent in order that they assist needy and eligible persons in filing such online applications in appropriate cases," the communication stated.

The NGT has started the new system additionally to the prevailing procedure of E-filing.

Recently, NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel had requested NALSA to apprise the masses about the supply of the newly-started online service and assist the needy and eligible persons.

NGT was established on October 18, 2010, under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases concerning environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.

It is a specialised body equipped with the required expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues.

New Delhi is that the principal place of sitting of the Tribunal and Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai are the opposite four place of sitting of the green panel.