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New guidelines for environmental regulatory bodies

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Source: Hindustan Times

 Context: The Supreme Court of India has issued new guidelines for environmental regulatory bodies, emphasizing the importance of accountability, transparency, and efficiency in their functioning.

  • The court directed regular audits of their performance for the proper institutionalization of environmental regulatory bodies and authorities.
  • The decision came while approving the Centre’s notification, making the Central empowered Committee (CEC), an expert committee assisting the Supreme Court on environment and forest issues, a permanent body with members chosen by the Centre for a fixed tenure and specified functions.