Pune: National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retired on December 19 from the post after completing a five-year tenure. Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi took charge as the acting Chairperson of NGT. Salvi's tenure will end on February 13, 2018.
Justice Salvi was enrolled as an advocate in 1977. He was appointed as City Civil and Additional Sessions Judge, Mumbai in August 1993. Elevated as Judge at the Bombay High Court on February 10, 2009, Justice Salvi was appointed a Judicial Member of the NGT on February 14, 2013.