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Legal Action


In the course of enforcement of various Environmental Protection related to Acts & Rules ,a large number of Writ Petitions, Writ Appeals, Criminal Cases, Criminal Petitions, Original Suits and Appeals are being  filed by the Industries against the orders of the Board. At the same time Board also files Criminal cases against erring industries for n on-compliance with the Environmental Laws and Rules. Cases pending before the various Courts like Hon’ble Supreme Court ,High Court of Karnataka, National Green Tribunal ,Appellate Authority & JMFC’s etc.,

          To deal with Legal related matters there is a Legal Section in the Central Office headed by Law Officer and assisted by 2 Legal assistants. The legal section is responsible for:-

  1. Monitoring the cases which is entrusted to the panel Advocates and pursue the matters as and when listed before the various Courts.
  2. Opinion on various issues involving legal implications.
  3. Maintenance of Statistics.
  4. Compilation of Judgements
  5. Maintenance of case Registers and also update in the computer.
  6. Government correspondence and follow ups.
  7. On receipt of the cases/letters and allotment to Law Assistants.
  8. Liasoning with Advocates about the case status etc.,

 

            Pending Status of cases at various Courts as on 31.03.2016

WP/WA/Cri.
Petition at
High Court
Of Karnataka

Criminal Cases
At JMFC’s

National
Green
Tribunal

Supreme
Court of
India

Appellate
Authority

 

Total

241

271

35

20

29

596

                                                                                                                    
ABSTRACT OF LEGAL CASES
(From the inception)

1. Criminal cases and Criminal Misc., cases filed by the Board

I

Cases filed from the inception

456

II

Cases disposed from the inception

185

III

Cases pending as on 31.03.2016

271

2. Writ Petitions & Writ appeals before the   High Court of Karnataka

I

Cases filed from the inception

1815

II

Cases disposed from the inception

1574

III

Cases pending as on 31.03.2016

241

3. Appeals before the Appellate Authority under the Water/Air Act

I

Cases filed from the inception

613

II

Cases disposed from the inception

584

III

Cases pending as on 31.03.2016

29

4. Cases before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India

I

Cases filed from the inception

54

II

Cases disposed from the inception

34

III

Cases pending as on  31.03.2016

20

5. Cases pending before the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal

I

Cases filed from the inception

100

II

Cases disposed from the inception

65

III

Cases pending as on  31.03.2016

35

 

 

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