Right to Information Act


UTTAR PRADESH POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD (UPPCB)

Publication of particulars in respect of UP Pollution Control Board under sub-section 4(1) (b)  of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

The particulars of organization, functions and duties :-

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board was constituted by the Government of U.P. on 03.02.1975 under the provisions of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Its headquarters is situated at Building No. TC-12 V, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226 010.

The Board consist of 10 members namely :-

1 Shri Sanjiv Saran, (IAS)
U.P. Pollution Control Board

Chairman

2 Special Secretary,
Forest Dept., U.P. Govt.
Member
3 Special Secretary,
Environment Dept., U.P. Govt.
Member
4 Special Secretary,
Finance Dept., U.P. Govt.
Member
5 Director,
Udhog Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh.
Member
6 Director,
Environment Directorate, Uttar Pradesh
Member
7 Managing Director,
U.P. Jal Nigam, Lucknow
Member
8 Mukhya Nagar Adhikari,
Nagar Nigam, Lucknow
Member
9 Director,
SUDA, U.P., Lucknow
Member
10 Shri S.C. Yadav, IFS
U.P. Pollution Control Board
Member Secretary

 

The Board is enforcing the following Acts & Rules :-

  1. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Rules framed there under.

  2. The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Rules framed there under.

  3. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and Rules framed there under.

  4. Environment (protection) Act, 1986 and Rules framed under it which are given below :

  1. Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989.

  2. Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 1994.

  3. Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998.

  4. Recycled Plastics Manufacture & Usage Rules, 1999.

  5. The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.

  6. Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.

  7. Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.

  8. Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.

The Organizational structure of the Board is given in Annexure I :-

The Head Office of the Board is located at Building No. TC-12 V, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226 010. There are 28 Regional Offices in different parts of the State as follows :

S. No. Regional Offices Name of Regional Officers Name of Districts under Regional Office
1 Agra - Agra
2 Aligarh Shri Pramod Misra Aligarh, Etah, Mahamaya Nagar(Hathras)
3 Allahabad S.B. Franklin Allahabad, Fatehpur, Kaushambi
4 Azamgarh Dr. K. K. Pandey Azamgarh, Mau, Balia
5 Bareilly Shri R.K. Tyagi Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit
6 Banda Shri V.K. Misra Banda, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot
7 Basti - Basti, Balrampur, Siddhartha Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar
8 Bijnor Shri Ashok Kumar Tiwari Bijnore, J.P. Nagar
9 Bulandsahar Shri Ashutosh Chauhan, AEE Bulandshahar, Badaun
10 Faizabad Shri Ram Gopal Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Gonda, Shrawasti
11 Firozabad - Firozabad, Etawah, Mainpuri
12 Gautam Buddh Nagar
(Noida)
Shri Atulesh Yadav (Incharge) Gautam Buddh Nagar
13 Ghaziabad Shri Paras Nath Ghaziabad
14 Gorakhpur Shri S.B. Singh Gorakhpur, Deoria, Mahrajganj, Kushinagar
15 Jhansi Kaushal Kumar Jhansi, Jalaun, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Orai
16 Kanpur Shri T.U. Khan Kanpur Nagar, Farrukhabad
17 Lucknow Shri Kuldeep Misra Lucknow, Barabanki, Lakhimpur-Khiri, Sitapur 
18 Mathura Shri R.K. Singh Mathura
19 Meerut Dr. B.B. Awasthi Meerut, Bagpat
20 Moradabad Ajay Sharma Moradabad, Rampur
21 Muzaffar Nagar Shri Vivek Rai Muzaffar Nagar, Shamli
22 Raebareily - Rae Bareily, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar(Amethi)
23 Kanpur Dehat Dr. Shobha Chaturvedi Ramabai Nagar(Kanpur Dehat), Kannauj, Auraiya
24 Saharanpur Shri Rajiv Saharanpur
25 Sonbhadra Shri Kalika Singh (Incharge)  Mirzapur, Sonbhadra
26 Unnao Dr. Ram Karan UnnaoHardoi
27 Varanasi Dr. Mohd. Sikander Varanasi, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Chandauli
28 Greater Noida Shri Praveen Kumar(Incharge) Greater Noida

All 28 Regional Offices are headed by the officers of the rank of Environmental Officers / Scientific Officers.

There is a Central Laboratory at Head Office Lucknow and Regional Laboratories at Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar(Noida), Kanpur, Allahabad, Jhansi, Meerut, Agra, Bareilly, Rae Bareli, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Moradabad which carry out analysis of water, waste water, sold waste, ambient air samples and stack emission samples.

II. The powers and duties of its officers and employees :-

In order to fasten the decision making process the UPPCB has two tier system of working consisting of Head office & Regional Offices.

The Head Office is the focus for setting policies and for providing support to the Regional Offices. It is the base for Board’s Chairperson, Member Secretary and Senior Officials, whose responsibility is to ensure that the policies are delivered consistently, while allowing for local differences in environmental, social and economic climate where appropriate. The Head office issues NOC for polluting 40 category projects with and all projects attracting Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification. Also Consent for 40 category projects are issued at Head office. The list of 40 category projects given in  Annexure-II. The application of consent and NOC of all remaining industries (except 220 category of the industries which do not require NOC for their establishment) are disposed off at Regional Offices.

Major administrative responsibilities of the regional offices are as follows :-

  • Inspection of industries, hospitals and local bodies;

  • Monitoring water bodies and wastewater;

  • Monitoring Ambient Air and stack emissions.

  • Inspection of sites proposed for setting up of industries to verify the suitability of the same from environmental point of view;

  • Offering guidance to industries and local bodies on statutory provisions;

  • Furnishing details to the Head Office in matters relating to issue of Consent for NOC and Consent for Operation to industries and to attend to the works connected with investigations of complaints etc.

  • Attending district level Single Window Meetings of Industries Department:

  • To verify cess returns, prepare assessment orders of small scale industries & collection of cess amount under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and amendments from to time.

  • Co-ordinating with different agencies for issue of early clearance for establishment of new industries in the area;

  • Arranging Seminars, Conferences, Training Programs and Public Awareness Programs in the area;

  • To identify sites for disposal of Hazardous wastes;

  • To make proposals for issue of authorization under the Hazardous Waste Management Rules;

  • To assist the enforcing authorities for control of vehicular emission in the jurisdiction;

  • To collect and consolidate the data in respect of schemes of NAAQM (National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring), MINARS (Monitoring Indian National Aquatic Resources System), GEMS (Global Environmental System) and Board’s Programs;

  • To initiate action as per law on the complaints received in the jurisdiction;

  • To receive and analyze the samples.

  • To prepare/procure requirement of chemicals, equipments and instruments etc. require proper functioning of regional labs.

  • Any other matter pertains to pollution at local level.

IV. THE NORMS SET BY IT FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS:

One of the major functions of the Board is to issue NOC, Consent, Authorization etc. to the industries. In order to ensure that this process is not delayed the Board has set itself time limits within which the process is to be completed.

Details enclosed as Annexure-III

THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS;

and

A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL

Circulars, instructions, notifications issued by the Government of India/Government of Uttar Pradesh and Central Pollution Control Board from time to time under pollution control Acts & Rules and environmental matter are provided to all the enforcing officers of the Board both at the Head office level and Regional office level, in addition to copies of various Acts and Rules that are being enforced by the Board as described under Item No.(i) above.

Further documents relating to NOC/Consent/Authorization issued to organizations and all other connected records are held by the Head Office or Regional office concerned.

THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR ADMINISTRATION THEREOF;

The Board has been constituted by the State Government under Water Act and Air Act and consists of a maximum of members including the Chairman and at present the Board consists 13 members including Chairman & Member Secretary. It includes 3 non officials and Chairman. As such representations by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of all its policies or administration are ensured.

A STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVISE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETINGS OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC;

Committees have been / are being constituted from time to time as per the requirement on the specifies issues / subjects.

A DIRECTORY OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES;

The directory of employees of UPPCB is at Annexure-IV (A)

(X) THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS;

The Board follows the pay structure of State Government and the pay & allowances are regulated as such. The details of pay received by employees is at Annexure-IV (B)

(XI) THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE;

The details are given at Annexure-V

(XII) THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES;

The Board is an enforcement agency and no developmental activities are implemented under any plan budget.

(XIII) PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY IT;

The Board grants NOC, Consent for Operation under Water and Air Act. Also the Board grants authorization under Hazardous Waste management rules, Bio Medical Waste management Rules, Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules and registration under Plastic Manufacture, sale and usage Rules.

(XIV) DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM;

The Board has set up a web site (http://www.uppcb.com) from which general information about the activities of the Board can be accessed. The web site also contains the Citizens Charter wherein various kinds of services available to the stakeholders and public and other information are available. The annual reports of the Board are also posted in the website of the Board which gives complete picture of the activities of the Board during the particular year from administrative/financial/technical angle.

(XV) THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE;

Besides the information available on the web site, the Board has also set up a helpline at Ph. No.

There is a library in the Head Office containing copies of Acts and Rules, documents and other publications relating mainly to pollution control and environmental matters. This is not open to public; however public can have access to the library with prior permission during office hours.

The working hours of the Pollution Control Board are as followed by the State Government offices. Present working hours are 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM and working days Monday to Friday (except Government Holidays).

XVI. The Names & details of the Public Information Officer - Head Office(Annexure-VI A) & Regional Offices(Annexure-VI B) & Appellate Authority(Annexure-VII) are given in Annexure VI A Annexure VI B and Annexure VII respectively.