Justice Goel appointed Chairperson of NGT

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired on Friday, has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

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Goel, best remembered for passing the controversial judgment on diluting provisions of the SC/ST Act, has been appointed to the post for five years, read a statement.

The post of the chairperson of the green tribunal had been vacant for the past eight months after Justice Swatanter Kumar retired on December 19.

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Justice Goel was appointed as a Supreme Court judge in July 2014.

Established on October 18, 2010, the National Green Tribunal disposes cases related to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.

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