Justice Salvi takes charge as acting NGT Chairman

Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi (Judicial Member, NGT) took charge as the acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) following the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar. He will continue in office until the date a new chairperson is appointed or the date of his superannuation. Justice Salvi was appointed City Civil and Additional Sessions Judge, Mumbai in August 1993 . On February 14, 2013, Justice Salvi was appointed a Judicial Member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has Original Jurisdiction on matters of "substantial question relating to environment" & "damage to the environment due to specific activity" (such as pollution).