PARI ARTICLES :
- 29 September 2021(https://www.dailypioneer.com/2021/columnists/maintaining-the-ecological-balance.html)
By Devender Singh Aswal (EX-Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha)
The objective of environmental laws is to conserve, sustain and manage the environment without which the ‘right to life’ remains inconceivable You must show it is a ministry for environment and not just of environment”, chastised the Supreme Court as recently as in June, 2021, when the Ministry of Environment, challenged the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) finding faults with a government notification of 2017, diluting effluent discharge norms for the sewage treatment plants. The Court bemoaned the constant dilution of environmental standards and refused to stay the NGT order. In a landmark judgement passed on August 31, 2021, the Court refused to interfere with the judgment of the Allahabad High Court directing the demolition of the 40-storey twin towers constructed by a real state major in Noida in contravention of the environmental and other building bye-laws. The Court has through such judgments expanded the ambit and the scope of article 21 which declares that “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law…”. The C
A Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to Lok Sabha and it remains in office till it enjoys confidence of majority of the members in Lok Sabha.