NGT not barred from hearing plea on Delhi pollution: SC

By: |
New Delhi | January 21, 2016 11:43 PM

The Supreme Court today clarified that it has not stopped National Green Tribunal from passing any order in matters pertaining to pollution in Delhi and asked a body, which wants to organise a vintage car rally for a social cause, to approach the green panel instead.

The Supreme Court, while issuing various directions to curb pollution, had said that its order would be binding and overriding on all other judicial orders. (PTI)The Supreme Court, while issuing various directions to curb pollution, had said that its order would be binding and overriding on all other judicial orders. (PTI)

The Supreme Court today clarified that it has not stopped National Green Tribunal from passing any order in matters pertaining to pollution in Delhi and asked a body, which wants to organise a vintage car rally for a social cause, to approach the green panel instead.

A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and R Banumathi asked senior advocate KTS Tulsi to move the tribunal with the plea that the vintage car rally be allowed to be held in the national capital as it would generate funds for disabled children.

During the hearing, Tulsi referred to the part of December 16, 2015 order of the apex court and sought its modification on the ground that it prohibited the NGT from entertaining the plea on the car rally.

The Supreme Court, while issuing various directions to curb pollution, had said that its order would be binding and overriding on all other judicial orders.

The bench today clarified that it has not stopped any judicial forum from entertaining any plea and passing order.

The Tribunal had last year directed that no old car would be permitted to ply on the roads of Delhi citing its November 26, 2014 order, which had banned all vehicles older than 15 years from plying in Delhi.

The green panel had also made it clear that any authority would not issue fitness certificates to these vintage cars without specific order of the tribunal.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Will discuss BSF issue with Amit Shah; Centre trying to destabilize non-BJP governed states: Sharad Pawar
2Singhu Border Murder Case: Farmer leaders equally responsible, says Vijay Sampla; accused Nihang sent to police custody
3Over 13 lakh drinking water samples tested under govt programme, 1,11,474 found contaminated