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National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995

31. Power to make rules

(1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely : -

(a) the particulars which an application shall contain, the documents and the fee which shall be accompanied with it and the limit of annual income of a person so as to enable him to make application without paying any fee, under sub-section (5) of section 4;

(b) any such matter in respect of which the Tribunal shall have powers of a civil court, under clause ( i ) of sub-section (4) of section. 

(c) the case or cases which, having regard to the nature of the questions involved, requires or require to be decided by a Bench of more than two members, under clause (d) of sub-section (3) of section 9;

(d) procedure for the investigation of misbehavior or incapacity of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or other Member of the Tribunal under sub-section (3) of section 13;

(e) the salaries and allowances payable to, and the  other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson , Vice-Chairperson and other Members under section 14;

(f) financial and administrative powers of the Chairperson over  the Benches under section 16;

(g) the salaries and allowances and conditions of service of the officers and other employees of the Tribunal under sub-section (3) of section 17;

(h) the person or the authority by whom, the manner in which and the purposes of environment for which the amount of compensation credited to the Environmental Relief Fund shall be utilized under sub-section (2) of section 22; and

( i ) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed.

(3) Every rule made under this Act be shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each house of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rules.

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