The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to appoint four Judicial Members to the National Green Tribunal.
1. Justice Keloth Puthen Pura Jyotindranath
2. Justice Prakash Chandra Jaiswal
3. Justice Sheo Kumar Singh
4. Justice Vinod Goel
With these appointments, the number of judicial members in NGT has risen to eight, including the Chairperson.
Justice Jyotindranath is a former judge of the Kerala High Court. He enrolled as an Advocate in 1986 and was appointed as a District Judge in December 2001. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court in April 2015 and was made permanent in 2017.
Justice Prakash Chandra is a former judge of the Patna High Court. He was enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council Uttar Pradesh in 1980. He joined the Bihar Superior Judicial Services as Additional District and Sessions Judge in 1997 and was appointed as the District Judge in the year 2006. He also served as Registrar (Administration) and Registrar General of Patna High Court. He got elevated as Additional Judge of the Patna High Court in May 2017 and retired there from in December 2019.
Justice Sheo Kumar Singh is former judge of the Allahabad high court. He obtained his law degree in 1978 and joined Judicial Services in 1984 as a District Judge. He also erved as the Registrar (Judicial) at the Supreme Court of India and Registrar General at the Allahabad High Court before elevation as High Court Judge in 2016.