PIL in Madras High Court challenges NGT Office Order mandating suo motu matters of "pan-India" implications to be heard only by Principal Bench

"The very idea of Benches is to facilitate access. If everything is concentrated in Delhi, then there is no point in looking outside Delhi," the Court observed on Friday while issuing notice in the matter.
NGT, Delhi
NGT, Delhi

The Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government in a plea challenging an NGT office order which states that suo motu matters having pan-India or Inter-State implications will henceforth be listed before at least three members of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench at Delhi. (Meenava Thanthai KR Selvaraj Kumar v. National Green Tribunal Principal Bench and anr)

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