New Delhi, the 10th July, 2002

S.O. 729(E): In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 23 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby delegates the powers vested in it under Section 20 of the said Act to the Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board subject to the condition that the Central Government may revoke such delegation of powers or may itself invoke the provisions of the said Section 20, if in the opinion of that Government, such a course of action is necessary in public interest.

K.C. MISRA, Spl. Secy.