Consider the following statements about National Green Tribunal:

  1. The chairperson of the tribunal is appointed by the Chief Justice of India
  2. The tribunal enjoys original and appellate jurisdiction under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because chairperson is appointed by central government in consultation with Chief Justice of India. Second statement is correct. NGT has appellate jurisdiction regarding the orders or decisions under the enactment specified in Schedule-I.

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