The National Green Tribunal is:

  1. a statutory body
  2. guided by principles of natural justice rather than code of civil procedure
  3. mandated for disposal of appeals within 6 months of filing of the same
  4. empowered with both original and appellate jurisdiction

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

NGT has both appellate powers and original powers. Its appellate powers are exercised against orders passed by statutory authorities under various environmental legislation such as the Air Act and the Water Act. In pursuance of its original powers, the NGT can award damages for death or injury to any person or property if the same has resulted from “an accident or the adverse impact of an activity or operation or process”, under any of the special environmental legislation specified in Schedule I of the NGT Act. 

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