Writ petitions, Public interest litigation applications concerned to Environment are being filed in the Hon’ble Courts wherein the pollution Control Board is the respondent in most of these cases. Applications are also filed in the grievance mitigation agencies such as State Human Rights Commission, State & District Legal Services Authority. In addition, Appellate Authority is also functioning to adjudicate as to whether orders passed by the PCB are in compliance with the provisions of Water and Air Acts.
The Board has appointed Standing Counsels representing the Board in the cases filed in various courts like Hon’ble Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal, Hon’ble High court, Hon’ble Appellate Authority. The services of local standing counsels are mainly availed for legal opinion on important matters, issue of replies to the legal notices and prosecution of defaulting industries. Further, the Board has a Legal Cell headed by Senior Officer to co-ordinate the work related to court cases.
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The Appellate Authority of A.P. Pollution Control Board was expired by 01.07.2014. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh constituted A.P. Pollution Control Appellate Authority on 20.11.2015 vide G.O. Ms. No. 103 of EFS&T Dept., and it is functioning.