PPCB to act as secretariat for SEIAA, SEAC

Chandigarh/June 4
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday gave nod for the issuance of notification to declare Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) as the nodal agency to act as a Secretariat for the State Level Environment Intact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC).
A Punjab government spokesperson said that this decision had been taken in pursuance of notification issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest on May 6, 2014.
According the notification, the PPCB would also provide all secretarial, financial and logistic support including accommodation, transportation and such other facilities to the committee(s) for performing all statutory functions. Besides, sitting fee, travel allowances/dearness allowance to the Chairman and the members of the SEIAA and SEAC would be paid by the PPCB as per rules applicable/approved by it.