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Will strengthen pollution board, Haryana Government assures NGT

To fill vacant posts | CS submits action taken report

Will strengthen pollution board, Haryana Government assures NGT


Tribune News Service

Neeraj Mohan

New Delhi, January 28

The Haryana Government has assured the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that necessary steps are being taken to boost the working of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB).

As per the action taken report submitted by the Haryana Chief Secretary to the NGT, the process of filling vacant posts and strengthening of laboratories has been initiated and granted further three months' time to complete the process in terms of directions of the Tribunal contained in the order dated April 24, 2023.

Laboratories being modernised

As per the action taken report submitted by the Haryana Chief Secretary to the NGT, the process of filling vacant posts and strengthening of laboratories has been initiated and granted further three months' time to complete the process in terms of directions of the Tribunal contained in the order dated April 24, 2023.

The Chief Secretary has submitted the report detailing the progress made in this regard, mentioning that the board had made sincere efforts to fill the posts.

As per the report, a total of 479 number of posts, in different cadres, are sanctioned in the board, against which 407 persons are working either on a regular basis or engaged through the outsourcing policy of the state.

However, 72 posts at various levels are lying vacant. The report mentioned that the process of recruitment of 72 posts of Group C and 14 posts of Group D is underway and the HSPCB had requested the Haryana Staff Selection Commission to expedite the process.

The time schedule for filing up 54 posts of Assistant Environmental Engineer was issued on January 19, 2024, while 11 scientists ('B') were recruited and joined the board in September last year.

Meanwhile, the HSPCB has taken various steps to purchase scientific instruments for strengthening the four laboratories of the board, located one each at Panchkula, Faridabad, Hisar and Gurugram, and also to strengthen the monitoring network.

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