The chairman of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) may have to step down if he failed to ensure that board’s advocates or its officers appear before the High Court in the cases related to environment.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V. Nagarathna, in its October 9 order, has issued a warning in writing that “If no remedial action is taken, we have no other alternative, but to remove the chairman of the board.” The Bench was hearing the two separate PIL petitions related the issues of municipal solid waste management and pollution in Tumkur when it noticed that in both the cases none represented the KSPCB. The Bench directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Forests, Environment and Ecology, to appear before it on October 30.


  • KSPCB Chairman may have to step down if the board’s advocates or its officers do not appear before the High Court in the cases related to environment

  • Court directs the Principal Secretary, Department of Forests, Environment and Ecology, to appear before it on October 30


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