Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, May, 2017 :-†The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has
directed an inspection team headed by the Central Pollution Control Board
(CPCB) to inform it about the mechanism for e-waste collection and transport at
the premises of power distribution companies here.
A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice
Swatanter Kumar directed the committee, formed to inspect power distribution
companies, to state whether electronic waste from their premises has been
removed. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Delhi resident and Delhi Electric
Supply Undertaking (DESU) Mazdoor Sangh general secretary Balbir Singh alleging
violation of e-waste rules by discoms and seeking directions on disposal of all
hazardous material from their premises. Appearing for the petitioner, advocate
Siddhartha Singh raised serious doubts about the findings of the panel and
alleged that e-waste was transported much before the inspection by the
committee, which also comprised Delhi Pollution Control Committee officials.