Why question credibility of the panel on Sterlite issue ?
Further, the former judge has suggested name of other judges for including in the panel, whom he considers as having credibility. Why has he no included his name also in the recommended judges?.
While there are allegations about a few Judges , which may be motivated or otherwise, , no one should question their credibility unless proven guilty by a court of law. Position of judges is an unenviable job, as they can not please all.
The former judge has said that the Sterlite Industries has continued operation in the absence of renewal consent from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. The ground reality is that every Industry has to get consent renewal from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control every year. In many cases, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board does not give consent order or otherwise in time. In such cases, there is no alternative for industry other than considering the absence of withdrawal of permission to be treated as “Deemed Consent” until Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board gives it’s firm order. Many industries are operating in such conditions in Tamil Nadu today.
The former judge has said that NGT can not interfere in policy decision of Tamil Nadu Government. In 1999, Tamil Nadu Government ordered closure of Sterlite, Supreme court over turned the order. In 2013 , Tamil Nadu Government ordered closure of Sterlite. NGT overturned it. Subsequently, Supreme Court allowed operation of the unit, after imposing fine . No one raised such “ policy decision versus Judiciary decision “ issue at that time. In recent time, judiciary has been questioning several policy decisions of the governments. No one has found fault with this and many have welcomed this. Why raise new objection now ?
It is easy to order closure of any industry by. the Government at any time due to one reason or the other. But, keeping it running by applying appropriate remedial measures is a challenging task, that competent Government should tackle.
Nandini Consultancy Centre
When we have employment problems it is not wise to shut down industries just like that
Of late when we do not have a strong leaders, each and every one wants to become popular and raises issues They are not willing to give solution It is more of Politics that makes this as an issue more