The appointment of Justice Sheo Kumar as Acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)was notified by the Central government.
A notification to this effect was issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).The notification stated that he would hold the position till a new Chairman is selected.
The appointment was made in the wake of retirement of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel as Chairperson on Thursday.
Justice Singh is a Allahabad University graduate who joined the judicial service in 1984 and worked as a district judge in various districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
He also served as Registrar (Judicial), Supreme Court of India and Registrar General, Allahabad High Court before his elevation as a Allahabad High Court judge.
He was appointed as Judicial Member of the NGT on March 11, 2020