CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu chief secretary Girija Vaidyanathan has been appointed as an expert member of the National Green Tribunal Southern Zone (NGT SZ) in Chennai.
She was appointed by the principal bench of NGT in Delhi on April 5 (Monday).
Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental advocacy group, had earlier filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras high court against her appointment alleging that she didn’t have enough experience in dealing with environment-related issues.
The court in February gave six weeks’ time for her to reply.
Incumbent expert member of the NGT SZ Saibal Dasgupta has been transferred to Eastern Zonal Bench in Kolkata.