Ministry of Environment and Forests

Order

New Delhi, the 8th January, 2001

S.O.17(E):- Whereas by a notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and forest number S.O.991(E), dated the 26th November, 1998, the Central Government constituted the National Coastal lone Management Authority for a period of two years and the term of the said Authority has expired;

And whereas, the Central Government is of the view that such an Authority must be reconstituted for a period of two years;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Central Government hereby re-constitutes the National Coastal Zone Management Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) consisting of the following persons, for a period of two years, with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, namely:-

1

Additional Secretary (Impact Assessment), Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

Chairman

2

Shri Pranabes Sanyal, Chief Conservator of Forsts, Wildlife Forest Directorate, Government of West Bengal, Calcutta.

Member

3

Chief Town Planner Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment, New Delhi.

Member

4

Dr. Sinha Ray, Member,

Central Ground Water Board, New Delhi.

Member

5

Director General (Tourism) or his representative, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.

Member

6

Dr. Mohan Joseph, Director,

Central marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

Member

7

Shri A.K. Shangle, Member,

Central Water Commission, New Delhi.

Member

8

Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Senior Scientist, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Member

9

Dr. S. Ramachandran, Director, Institute of Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai.

Member

10

Dr. M. Baba, Director, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Member

11

Deputy Secretary/Officer of an equivalent rank (Impact Assessment), Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.

Member- Secretary

 

 

II The Authority shall have the power to take the following measures for protecting and improving the quality of the coastal environment and preventing, abating and controlling environmental pollution in coastal areas, namely:-

    1. Co-ordination of actions by the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities and the Union Territory Coastal Zone Management Authorities under the said Act and the rules made thereunder, or under any other law which is relatable to the objects or the said Act
    2. Examination of the proposals for changes and modifications in classification of Coastal Zone areas and in the Coastal Zone Management Plans received from The State Coastal Zone Management Authorities and the Union Territory Coastal Zone Management Authorities and making specific recommendations to the Central Government therefor
    3. (a) Review of cases involving violations of the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder, or under any other law which is relatable to the objects of the said Act and, if found necessary, issue directions under section 5 of the said Act.

(b) Review of cases under (iii) (a) either suo-moto, or on the basis of complaint made by an individual or a representative body, or an organization functioning in the field of environment.

(iv) File complaints, under section 19 of the said Act in cases of non-compliance of the directions issued by it under sub-paragraph (iii) (a) of paragraph 11 of this Order.

(v) To take action under section 10 of the said Act to verify the facts concerning the issues arising from sub-paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of paragraph 11 of this Order.

III The Authority shall provide technical assistance and guidance to the concerned State Government, Union Territory Governments/Administrations, the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities, the Union Territory Coastal Zone Management Authorities, and other institutions/organisations as may be found necessary, in matters relating to the protection and improvement of the coastal environment.

IV The Authority shall examine and accord its approval to area specific management plans, integrated Coastal Zone Management Plans and modifications thereof submitted by the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities and Union Territory Coastal Zone Management Authorities.

V The Authority may advise the Central Government on policy, planning, research and development, setting up of Centres of Excellence and funding, in matters relating to Coastal Regulation Zone Management.

 

VI The Authority shall deal with all environmental issues relating to Coastal Regulation Zone which may be referred to it by the Central Government.

VII The Authority shall furnish report of its activities and the activities of the State Coastol Zone Management Authorities and Union Territory Coastal Zone Management Authorities at least once in six months to the Central Government.

VIII The foregoing powers and functions of the Authority shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Central Government.

IX The Authority shall have its headquarters at New Delhi.

X Any matter specifically not falling within the scope and jurisdiction of the Authority as so re-constituted shall be dealt with by the statutory authorities concerned.

 

[No. J-17011/18/1996-IA-III]

V RAJAGOPALAN, Jt. Secy.