Justice U.D. Salvi appointed acting chairperson of NGT

Justice U.D. Salvi appointed acting chairperson of NGT

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi on Wednesday took charge as acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a day after Justice Swatanter Kumar retired.

Justice Salvi is set to retire on February 13, 2018.

"The central government hereby authorises Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi, Judicial Member, NGT to act as Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal, as the vacancy in the office of Chairperson has arisen due to superannuation of Justice Swatanter Kumar, with effect from December 20, 2017 until the date on which a new Chairperson is appointed or till the date of his superannuation, whichever is earlier," a Union Environment Ministry notification said.

Enrolled as an advocate in 1977, Justice Salvi was appointed City Civil and Additional Sessions Judge, Mumbai in August 1993. Justice Salvi was appointed a Judicial Member of the NGT on February 14, 2013.

Due to several vacancies, the Tribunal is left with less than one-third of its sanctioned strength of 20 officials.

--IANS

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