UTTAR PRADESH POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD (UPPCB)
Publication of particulars in respect of UP Pollution Control Board
under sub-section 4(1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The particulars of organization, functions and duties :-
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control
Board was constituted by the Government of U.P. on 03.02.1975 under the provisions
of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Its headquarters is
situated at Building No. TC-12 V, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226 010.
The Board consist of 10 members namely :-
Smt. Kalpana Awasthi, (IAS)
U.P. Pollution Control Board
Forest Dept., U.P. Govt.
Environment Dept., U.P. Govt.
Finance Dept., U.P. Govt.
Udhog Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh.
Environment Directorate, Uttar Pradesh
U.P. Jal Nigam, Lucknow
Mukhya Nagar Adhikari,
Nagar Nigam, Lucknow
SUDA, U.P., Lucknow
Sri Ashish Tiwari
U.P. Pollution Control Board
The Board is enforcing the following Acts & Rules
The Water (Prevention & Control of
Pollution) Act, 1974 and Rules framed there under.
The Air (Prevention & Control
of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Rules framed there under.
The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess
Act, 1977 and Rules framed there under.
Environment (protection) Act, 1986 and Rules framed under
it which are given below :
Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling)
Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 1994.
Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998.
Recycled Plastics Manufacture & Usage Rules, 1999.
The Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.
Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000.
Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.
Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.
structure of the Board is given in Annexure I :-
The Head Office of the Board is located
at Building No. TC-12 V, Vibhuti Khand,
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226 010.
There are 28 Regional Offices in different parts of the State as follows :
U.P. Pollution Control Board, Regional Office
||Name of Regional Officers
||Name of Districts under Regional Office
||Shri Atulesh Yadav
||Shri Ram Gopal
||Aligarh, Etah, Mahamaya Nagar(Hathras)
||Shri S. K. Mishra
||Prayagraj, Fatehpur, Kaushambi
||Azamgarh, Mau, Balia
||Shri Rohit Singh
|Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit
||Shri Niranjan Singh Sharma
||Banda, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot
||Shri S.B. Singh
||Basti, Balrampur, Siddhartha Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar
||Shri Girish Chandra Verma
||Bijnore, J.P. Nagar
||Shri Govind Shanker Srivastava
||Shri Swaminath Ram
||Faizabad, AmbedkarNagar, Bahraich, Gonda, Shrawasti
||Shri Prem Prakash Srivastava
||Firozabad, Etawah, Mainpuri
||Gautam Buddh Nagar(Noida)
||Dr. Anil Kumar Singh
||Gautam Buddh Nagar
||Shri Ashok Kumar Tiwari
||Shri Ashok Kumar Tiwari
||Gorakhpur, Deoria, Mahrajganj, Kushinagar
||Shri V.K. Misra
||Jhansi, Jalaun, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Orai
||Shri Kuldeep Misra
||Kanpur Nagar, Farrukhabad
||Shri Kalika Singh
||RamabaiNagar(Kanpur Dehat), Kannauj, Auraiya
||Dr. Ram Karan
||Lucknow, Barabanki, Lakhimpur-Khiri, Sitapur
||Shri Arvind Kumar
||Shri R.K. Tyagi
||Shri R. K. Singh
Chief Environmental Officer
|Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal
||Shri Vivek Rai
||Muzaffar Nagar, Shamli
||Shri U. N. Upadhyay
||Rae Bareily, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Chhatrapati SahujiMaharajNagar(Amethi)
||Shri S. R. Maurya
||Shri. A. K. Anand
||Shri Vimal Kumar
||Shri. A. K. Anand
||Varanasi, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Chandauli
All 28 Regional Offices are headed by the officers of
the rank of Environmental Officers / Scientific Officers.
There is a Central Laboratory at Head Office Lucknow and
Regional Laboratories at Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar(Noida), Kanpur, Prayagraj,
Jhansi, Meerut, Agra, Bareilly, Rae Bareli, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Moradabad which
carry out analysis of water, waste water, sold waste, ambient air samples and stack
II. The powers and duties of its officers and employees
In order to fasten the decision making process the UPPCB
has two tier system of working consisting of Head office & Regional Offices.
The Head Office is the focus for setting policies and
for providing support to the Regional Offices. It is the base for Board’s Chairperson,
Member Secretary and Senior Officials, whose responsibility is to ensure that the
policies are delivered consistently, while allowing for local differences in environmental,
social and economic climate where appropriate. The Head office issues NOC for polluting
40 category projects with and all projects attracting Environmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) notification. Also Consent for 40 category projects are issued at Head office.
The list of 40 category projects given in Annexure-II. The application of consent and
NOC of all remaining industries (except 220 category of the industries which do
not require NOC for their establishment) are disposed off at Regional Offices.
Major administrative responsibilities of the regional
offices are as follows :-
Inspection of industries, hospitals and
Monitoring water bodies and wastewater;
Monitoring Ambient Air and stack emissions.
Inspection of sites proposed for setting
up of industries to verify the suitability of the same from environmental point
Offering guidance to industries and local
bodies on statutory provisions;
Furnishing details to the Head Office
in matters relating to issue of Consent for NOC and Consent for Operation to industries
and to attend to the works connected with investigations of complaints etc.
Attending district level Single Window
Meetings of Industries Department:
To verify cess returns, prepare assessment
orders of small scale industries & collection of cess amount under Water (Prevention
and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and amendments from to time.
Co-ordinating with different agencies
for issue of early clearance for establishment of new industries in the area;
Arranging Seminars, Conferences, Training
Programs and Public Awareness Programs in the area;
To identify sites for disposal of Hazardous
To make proposals for issue of authorization
under the Hazardous Waste Management Rules;
To assist the enforcing authorities for
control of vehicular emission in the jurisdiction;
To collect and consolidate the data in
respect of schemes of NAAQM (National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring), MINARS (Monitoring
Indian National Aquatic Resources System), GEMS (Global Environmental System) and
To initiate action as per law on the complaints
received in the jurisdiction;
To receive and analyze the samples.
To prepare/procure requirement of chemicals,
equipments and instruments etc. require proper functioning of regional labs.
Any other matter pertains to pollution
at local level.
IV. THE NORMS SET BY IT FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS:
One of the major functions of the Board is to issue NOC,
Consent, Authorization etc. to the industries. In order to ensure that this process
is not delayed the Board has set itself time limits within which the process is
to be completed.
Details enclosed as
THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS,
HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS;
A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE
HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL
Circulars, instructions, notifications issued by the Government
of India/Government of Uttar Pradesh and Central Pollution Control Board from time
to time under pollution control Acts & Rules and environmental matter are provided
to all the enforcing officers of the Board both at the Head office level and Regional
office level, in addition to copies of various Acts and Rules that are being enforced
by the Board as described under Item No.(i) above.
Further documents relating to NOC/Consent/Authorization
issued to organizations and all other connected records are held by the Head Office
or Regional office concerned.
THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR
CONSULTATION WITH OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO
THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR ADMINISTRATION THEREOF;
The Board has been constituted by the State Government
under Water Act and Air Act and consists of a maximum of members including the Chairman
and at present the Board consists 13 members including Chairman & Member Secretary.
It includes 3 non officials and Chairman. As such representations by the members
of the public in relation to the formulation of all its policies or administration
A STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND
OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ITS ADVISE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETINGS OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES
AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE
Committees have been / are being constituted from time
to time as per the requirement on the specifies issues / subjects.
A DIRECTORY OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES;
The directory of employees of UPPCB is at Annexure-IV
(X) THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS
The Board follows the pay structure of State Government
and the pay & allowances are regulated as such. The details of pay received
by employees is at Annexure-IV (B)
(XI) THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING
THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS
The details are given at Annexure-V
(XII) THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES,
INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES;
The Board is an enforcement agency and no developmental
activities are implemented under any plan budget.
(XIII) PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS
OR AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY IT;
The Board grants NOC, Consent for Operation under Water
and Air Act. Also the Board grants authorization under Hazardous Waste management
rules, Bio Medical Waste management Rules, Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules
and registration under Plastic Manufacture, sale and usage Rules.
(XIV) DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE
TO OR HELD BY IT, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM;
The Board has set up a web site (http://www.uppcb.com)
from which general information about the activities of the Board can be accessed.
The web site also contains the Citizens Charter wherein various kinds of services
available to the stakeholders and public and other information are available. The
annual reports of the Board are also posted in the website of the Board which gives
complete picture of the activities of the Board during the particular year from
(XV) THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS
FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM,
IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE;
Besides the information available on the web site, the
Board has also set up a helpline at Ph. No.
There is a library in the Head Office containing copies
of Acts and Rules, documents and other publications relating mainly to pollution
control and environmental matters. This is not open to public; however public can
have access to the library with prior permission during office hours.
The working hours of the Pollution Control Board are as
followed by the State Government offices. Present working hours are 9:30 AM to 6:00
PM and working days Monday to Friday (except Government Holidays).
XVI. The Names & details of the Public Information
Officer - Head Office(Annexure-VI A) & Regional Offices(Annexure-VI
B) & Appellate Authority(Annexure-VII) are given in
Annexure VI A,
Annexure VII respectively.