The DCP and the SDM need to be trained for the job for which they have been appointed.
New Delhi: Terming the Action Taken Report (ATC) as “inaction report”, the National Green Tribunal rapped the police and the district adminstration over their action plan to check noise pollution in West Delhi. The green panel directed the chief secretary and the police commissioner to monitor the situation and file a report within a month by e-mail.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the deputy commissioner of police and the sub-divisional magistrate were merely avoiding the responsibility and shifting the burden to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) or others.
DCP Deepak Purohit and SDM Nitin Jindal, who were present at NGT, informed the tribunal in their action report that an exclusive website and a helpline were being developed by DPCC. It had also been asked to undertake programme of awareness and a separate head has been created for the calls relating to noise pollution.
The green panel said: “We find that the action taken report is in fact ‘inaction report. The DCP and the SDM need to be trained for the job for which they have been appointed. They are merely avoiding the responsibility and shifting the burden to the DPCC or others. It is difficult to accept that only DPCC can create awareness or that only DPCC can create website and DCP and SDM are unfit for the job.”
The NGT directed the DCP and SDM to take steps for starting the website within a month and furnish a compliance report. The bench said: “It will be open to them to take assistance from any experts but not to shift responsibility. The website should be interactive. Hot spots should be identified and mapped and kept under surveillance.