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Powers, functions, composition of Centre’s new clean-air body for De...

  Nov 09, 2020

Powers, functions, composition of Centre’s new clean-air body for Delhi NCR

Q. Why is this in news ?

A. The President of India on (October 28) signed The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020. The Ordinance came within days of the hearing in ‘Aditya Dubey vs Union of India’ in the court of the Chief Justice of India, where Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had indicated the setting up of such a Commission.

Q. Why has the central government set up this Commission?

Q. What will be the composition of this Commission?

Q. What powers will the Commission have?

Q. Will this new body also have penal powers?

Yes, the Commission will have some teeth. If its directions are contravened, through say, the setting up of an industrial unit in a restricted area, the Commission will have the power to impose a fine of up to Rs 1 crore and imprisonment of up to 5 years.