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NGT acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi retires

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi, the acting of the National Green (NGT) retired from the post today after completing a five-year tenure.

A full bench reference was organised at the in court number 1 on the occasion.

The green panel is facing a severe staff shortage.

The panel has a sanctioned strength of a maximum of 20 judicial members and minimum 20 expert members in addition to a full time But currently, there is no in the

Justice Salvi enrolled as an in March 1977 and worked as in Thane. He was also a Member Secretary, District He was appointed as City Civil and Additional Sessions Judge, in August 1993.

Justice Salvi was elevated as a of the in 2009 and appointed as a Judicial Member of the National Green on February 14, 2013.

During his tenure, he was part of bench along with former Chairperson Justice (retired) which passed several landmark orders and judgements.

These include the ban on 10-year-old diesel and 15-year-old petrol vehicles and slew of directions for rejuvenation of the Ganga and Yamuna.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:50 IST