Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Green Tribunal Act:
1. It was enacted in 2005.
2. The Tribunal not bound by the procedure lay down under the Code of Civil Procedure.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.  

  • It is a specialized body equipped with the necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multidisciplinary issues.  
  • The Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but shall be guided by principles of natural justice. 

Source: https://vikaspedia.in/energy/policy-support/environment-1/forests/general-environmental-acts