Section 4(1)(b)(vii)

RTI ACT,2005
Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or reorientation by, the members of public in relation to formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.
Environmental public hearing
Before implementation of any new project or expansion of existing projects, Environmental Public Hearing is conducted. Salient features are:
  • Giving notice of one month and ensuring public participation.
  • Proceedings are conducted by the Regional Officer of the State Pollution Control Board concerned.
  • The District Collector concerned presides over the proceedings.
  • The panel consists of three senior citizens of the area, three local body members and four Government Officers.