Ashok Lavasa’s order also said the “subject matter of the meeting should be clearly mentioned” and “the agenda should be circulated well in advance”.
Javadekar said after much prodding from the Centre, the state governments had put forward 445 proposals for demarcation of ESZs around protected areas.
New entrants to the Forest Service want this rule changed. They say it is no longer relevant, and is in fact harming the service.
The Indian Express had reported last week that Gadkari had agreed to implement the measures.
The government had worked towards improving PUC system to make it tamper-proof and was working on a way to monitor it online in real time.
The government’s argument that broadcasters need security clearance because they create content that can mould public perceptions is understandable.
Mentioning the letter by Natarajan, Javadekar said she had talked about how projects were stalled and how requests were sent from the office of the Congress vice-president to her.
Siddharth Kumar Ambedkar, a 2012-batch IFS officer, had appeared for the 2013 civil services (mains) exam and informed his course director at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun.
Javadekar also alleged that Congress was impeding growth of Gujarat when it was in power at Centre.
Kirit Somaiya and his wife helped the Javadekars in organising the event, for which the theme was the MPs’ activities under the Adarsh Gram Yojna.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar talks about speedier green clearance and the balance with growth in this interview to Jay Mazoomdaar
Environment ministry clears 229 projects in a month, up from 217 in a quarter.
Prakash Javadekar said, “I am very unhappy with inadeq0uate waste disposal system. Segregation of waste is primarily done by rag pickers or private NGOs.”
The three state expert appraisal committees (SEACs) are for industrial and mining proposals, construction proposals within Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and construction proposals outside the region.
“How can the CM (Kejriwal) not know that the degree provided (in records) by his law minister was fake?” asked Javadekar.