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National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997

[Act No. 22 of 1997]

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Establishment of Authority
3 Establishment of Authority
4 Composition of Authority
5 Qualifications for appointment as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or Member
6 Vice-Chairperson to act as Chairperson or to discharge his function in certain circumstances
7 Term of office
8 Resignation and removal
9 Salaries and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Members
10 Vacancy in Authority not to invalidate acts or proceedings
Chapter III Jurisdiction and Powers of Authority
11 Appeals to Authority
12 Procedure and powers of Authority
13 Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson
14 Staff of Authority
Chapter IV Miscellaneous
15 Bar of jurisdiction
16 Proceedings before the Authority to be judicial proceedings
17 Members and staff of Authority to be public servants
18 Protection of action taken in good faith
19 Penalty for failure to comply with orders of Authority
20 Offences by companies
21 Power to remove difficulties
22 Power to make rules
23 Repeal and saving

[March 26, 1997 ]

An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Environment Appellate Authority to hear appeals with respect to restriction of areas in which any industries, operations or processes or class of industries, operations or processes shall not be carried out or shall be carried out subject to certain safeguards under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-eighty year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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