In the course of enforcement of various environmental protection related Acts and Rules, a large number of writ petitions are being filed by the industries against the Board. At the same time, Board also files criminal cases against erring industries who violate environmental laws and Rules.
To deal with the legal related matters there is a legal cell in the Central Office headed by a Legal Officer and assisted by 3 legal assistants. The legal section is responsible for monitoring writ petitions and cases pending before various courts and tendering opinion on various issues involving legal implications.
To conduct cases on behalf of the Board before the various courts, Appellate Authorities etc., the Board has a panel of Advocates consisting of 45 members.
Further there is a Legal Advisory Committee headed by a Chairman with two other members. This committee renders opinion/advise on all important issues involving legal implications.
OF LEGAL CASES AS ON 31.3.2012 (From
|Criminal/Criminal Misc., cases filed by the Board in JMFC/CJM Courts|
|I||Cases filed from the inception||382|
|II||Cases disposed from the inception||170|
|III||Cases pending as on 31.3.2012||212|
|Writ Petitions & Writ Appeals before the High
Court of Karnataka
|I||Cases filed from the inception||1301|
|II||Cases disposed from the inception||1091|
|II||Writ Petitions pending as on 31.3.2012||210|
|Appeals before the Appellate Authority under the Water/Air Act|
|I||Cases filed from the inception||324|
|II||Cases disposed from the inception||269|
|III||Appeals pending as on 31.3.2012||55|
|PIL cases pending before the Honble Supreme Court of India
|I||Cases filed from the inception||35|
|III||PIL cases pending as on 31.3.2012||15|