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Plea to Create Indian Environment Service: Supreme Court Grants Two Weeks time To Centre & UPSC to Respond

Lawstreet Journal 23 Mar 2022 12:36am

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The Supreme Court on 22nd March 2022 in the case Samar Vijay Singh vs Union of India, WP(C) 1137/2021  granted two weeks time to the Central Government and the Union Public Service Commission to respond to the PIL filed seeking creation of an independent" Indian Environment Service as an All India Service.

A Bench comprising Justice SK Kaul and MM Sundresh has granted two weeks time to the Union of India, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and the UPSC to place their stand before the Court. 

The matter will be taken up next on 29th April 2022.

On last occasion (21st January ), the Court had issued notice in the matter, while expressing its doubt in relation to whether a mandamus can be issued for creation of a service.

"Prima facie it is doubtful whether any mandamus can be issued for the creation of a service but it is suggested that an inquiry may be made as to whether the Government proposes to act in pursuance to the high level committees or not. Issue notice." the Court had recorded.

Citing the turmoil all over the country concerning environmental issues, the present petitioner has submitted that creation of the All India Service "The Indian Environment Service'' is the need of the hour.

The present PIL has sought directions to the Union of India to set up Indian Environmental Service Academy to train Officers for Environmental Law Enforcement.

The petition has stated that a High-Level Committee was constituted by the… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Union Ministry of Environment   Ministry of Environment & Forest  
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