The petitioners had filed the plea under Section 14 of the NGT Act.
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has dismissed a plea seeking review of its order refusing permission for registration of new vehicles of municipal corporations for garbage disposal. The petitioners had filed the plea under Section 14 of the NGT Act. The bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, said the application was not maintainable as only a victim of pollution can move a plea under Section 14.
“We have perused the review application which relies upon order dated July 27, 2018 in a group of matters, allowing some of the applications seeking such a direction in the light of an earlier order on the subject. However, a perusal of the said order shows that it was made clear that it was not to be treated as a precedent in view of finality of orders of the tribunal to the contrary,” the bench, also comprising Justices S.P. Wangdi and K.Ramakrishnan, said.
The tribunal noted that it had earlier directed that no commercial diesel vehicle could be registered in Delhi in view of air pollution. It was made clear that no such application will be entertained in the future, in conflict with the earlier orders, it said. The green panel said that it cannot pass conflicting orders.