Date of Order : 23/09/2011

Hon'ble Green Bench (Division Bench), High Court, Calcutta presided over by Hon'ble Chief Justice directed that the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has the jurisdiction to interfere in the matters of operation of Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate issuing centres in respect of Motor Vehicles plying within the State. Hon'ble Court also observed that the pollution cost imposed upon the PUC centres by the WBPCB is justified and also directed that such pollution cost shall not be less than Rupees Twenty Five Thousand and defaulting PUC centre need to be suspended at least 2 years.