The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a notice on May 23, 2020. The notice informs about one of the officers, who tested positive for COVID-19; posted at the General Administrative Section of the National Green Tribunal, Bench in New Delhi. The infected officer last attended the office on May 19, 2020. Subsequently, he witnessed symptoms like cold and fever. Thereafter he went to the hospital; and tested positive for COVID-19. At present, he is undergoing treatment. Anshu Garg, the Registrar General, confirmed the same.
In the light of such an incident, the NGT is following all the necessary protocols; including contact tracing. In effect, the premises will be under deep sanitation with effect from May 23, 2020. Being that, the National Green Tribunal will be shut for lawyers/ litigants/ staff/ public. Furthermore, the NGT circular read, ” high-risk contacts asked to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days“. To avoid any risk of infection the premises will be properly sanitized and cleaned. Further decisions will be taken by as per the advice of health authorities on May 25, 2020.
National Green Tribunal stands as a specialized body established under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. It entertains matters related to environmental protection, conservation of forests, and natural resources. It has five benches in New Delhi, Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata, and Chennai.