Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, 23/05/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences & Hospital (ASCOMS) Vs Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board & Others dated 23/05/2022.
The appeal has been preferred against order, January 14, 2022 of the Appellate Authority (Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, Jammu), under the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. By the said order, levy of compensation of ₹70,85,000 by the J&K State Pollution Control Board vide order, February 15, 2021 has been upheld on polluter pays principle.
The PCB said that there were continuous violations of environmental norms and the waste facility was operational without requisite content and steps were not taken for removal of waste.
The appellant (Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences & Hospital) could not avoid responsibility for past violations, the NGT said and dismissed the appeal.