over indiscriminate dumping and burning of municipal solid waste in Ghaziabad,
the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued show cause notices to the District
Magistrate and two other senior officials as to why "punitive action"
should not be taken against them. The order came after the tribunal was told
that despite its order of September last year directing the authorities not to
allow dumping or burning of any municipal solid waste anywhere in Ghaziabad,
particularly on the bank of the Hindon river, it was still continuing. "We
direct issuance of show cause notice to all the three officers i.E. Secretary,
Ghaziabad Development Authority, District Magistrate, Ghaziabad, and Additional
Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad, to show cause as to why we should not direct
that punitive action be taken and impose cost on them which would be personally
recoverable," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said.