The Board has the powers to direct closure, prohibition or regulation of an industry, operation or process or the stoppage or regulation of supply of electricity, water or any other service.
The Board also imposes Bank Guarantees to ensure compliance in certain cases, issues time targeted directions to upgrade or rectify the pollution control systems and in extreme cases closure orders are issued.
To carry out these enforcement activities the Board has a specialized division called the Task Force Cell.
Key Enforcement Activities of the Task Force Cell
Forwarding of complaints lodged by public to concerned Regional offices /Zonal office and coordinating of Regional offices / Zonal offices for inspection of defaulting industries against public complaints lodged.
External Advisory Committee (Task Force) Meetings Minutes – 2017
External Advisory Committee (Task Force) Meetings Minutes – 2016
Key Team Members
Mr. A. Vijay Kumar
Joint Chief Environmental Engineer
Mr. Vijay Kumar is the Joint Chief Environmental Engineers at Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. He has done his Master in Technology with Chemical Engineering as his area of specialisation, followed by Masters in Business Administration. He has extensive experience of close to three decades in the field of environment protection and enforcement activities.
Mr. Kumar has attended many national and international conferences and training programs, some of which include the training programme at YOKOHAMA, Japan in the year 1997, Hazardous Waste Management training programme at IIT, Mumbai in April 2011, Pharmaceutical Industry training programme at Mumbai during the Year 2015.
Mr. C. Krishna Moorthy
Senior Environmental Engineer
Mr. Krishna Moorthy is a senior environmental engineer with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. He has over 26 years of experience in the filed of environment protection. Mr. Moorthy gas done his Masters in Environmental Engineering. The major conferences and workshops attended by Mr. Moorthy include Environmental Auditor’s Course in ISO 14001 at ASCI, Hyderabad, and Study visit to Germany on e-Waste Management during the Year 2006.