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  • Committed to Sustainable Development by ensuring improvement in Environmental Quality of National Capital Territory of Delhi through partnership with all Stakeholders
  • Prevention Control of air, water and noise pollution and conservation of natural resources.
  • Continual improvement in our environmental performance, thereby providing a better quality of life to the Citizens of Delhi
  • Efficient and effective waste management practices to ensure that we reduce, reuse and recycle all types of waste
  • Improvement in environmental quality of the workplace by adopting simple energy efficient practices & equipments like LED, solar water heating, natural lighting, green building concept etc.
  • Awareness among all Stakeholders towards rain water harvesting, water recycling, composting, carpooling, use of metro and bicycles instead of petrol/ diesel vehicles etc.
  • Mitigation climate change by reduction in Carbon Emissions.
  • Proper enforcement of standards to ensure environmental protection.



DPCC has been delegated with all powers and functions of State Pollution Control Board in relation to NCT of Delhi by Central Pollution Control Board under the provisions of section 4 (4) of the Water Act, 1974 and section 6 of Air Act, 1981 in March 1991. DPCC acts as a regulatory body for implementation of various Pollution Control Acts, Rules, Notifications and Court Orders in NCT of Delhi. In order to decide the applications for Consent and Authorization in a transparent manner, various consent management committees consisting of members from reputed academic institutes and research organizations like I.I.T. Delhi have been constituted. DPCC is also a notified agency to act as Secretariat for State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) Delhi, constituted vide notification S.O.1888 (E) dated 30th July, 2008 under EIA notification 2006. MS, DPCC is the Secretary to State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) and Member Secretary to SEIAA, Delhi.

New Delhi, the 27th May, 2022


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4, clause (4) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act,1974 (Act No. 6 of 1974) and Section 6 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution ) Act, 1981 (Act No. 14 of 1981), the Central Pollution Control Board hereby reconstitutes the Committee as specified by the Central Government whose constitution was notified by a Notification published  in the Gazettee of India vide S.O. 1729 (E), dated 29th May, 2012 in respect of the Union Territory (UT) of Delhi. The reconstituted Delhi Pollution Control Committee is as follows:


1. Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control Committee Chairman
2. Principal Secretary/Secretary (Environment), Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her nominee Member
3. Commissioner, Department of Industries, Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her Nominee Member
4. Secretary, Department of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her Nominee Member
5. Commissioner, Department of Transport, Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her nominee Member
6. Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her nominee Member
7. Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation or his/her nominee Member
8. Director, Health Services, Government of NCT of Delhi or his/her nominee Member
9. Director/ Deputy Secretary (In-charge of CP Division in the matters of CPCB) Member
10. Dr. S.K. Goyal, Chief Scientist & Head, CSIR-NEERI, Delhi Zonal Centre, Delhi Member
11. Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta, Chairman of CETP, Jhilmil, Delhi Member
12. Prof. Vijay K Minocha, Head of Department, Civil Engineering. Delhi Technical University, Delhi Member
13. Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board or his/her Nominee Member
14. Managing Director, Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation or his/her nominee Member
15. Member Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee. Member Secretary




Implementation & Regulation of various Environmental Pollution (Prevention & Control) Acts, Rules and Notifications, which includes the following:


  • Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
  • Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
  • Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.


  • Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.
  • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975.
  • Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, 1983.
  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016
  • E-Waste(Management) Rules, 2016.
  • Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.
  • Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  • Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  • Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  • Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989.
  • Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.
  • Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000.
  • Regulation of Lead Contents in Household and Decorative Paints rules, 2016.
  • Wood-Based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016.




  • All units causing Air/Water/Noise pollution or generating Hazardous Waste.
  • All Power Plants and Local Bodies for implementation of Air Act, Water Act, Water (Cess) Act, and Environment (Protection) Act.
  • Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes, Pathological Labs, etc for the implementation of Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules.
  • All construction projects for the purpose of obtaining to assist SEIAA/SEAC Delhi constituted by GoI for granting Environmental Clearance to category ‘B’ projects (DPCC) functions as a secretariat for these authorities.  Consent to Establish (CTE) & Consent to Operate (CTO).
  • Issuance of CTE & CTO to units under Section 25/26 of Water Act, 1974 and Section 21 of the Air Act, 1981.
  • Issuance of Authorization to units under Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, Solid Waste Management Rules, Bio Medical Waste Management Rules & Plastic Waste Management Rules etc.
  • Monitoring & Analysis of effluent, air emissions and noise levels on payment of required fees by the units such as industries, hotels, malls, etc.
  • Monitoring the performance of STPs, CETPs, WTPs and Power Plants.
  • Ambient Air quality monitoring in different parts of Delhi.
  • Surface (river, drains etc.) and ground water monitoring & analysis.
  • Providing guidance to Small Scale Industries regarding prevention & control of pollution.
  • Redressal of pollution related public complaints.
  • Mass awareness programs to ensure public participation in preventing and controlling pollution.
  • Carrying out R&D Studies to control pollution.
  • Providing subsidy to owner of Battery Operated Vehicles.



All the applicants can obtain different test reports for Air/ Source Emission, Noise, Water sampling/ testing, etc from the lab of DPCC & all NABL certified labs listed in MoEF&CC website. In case of DPCC, the applicants registered on DPCC Online Application Portal can upload the online request for testing of emission, noise and water by Delhi Pollution Control Committee Laboratory.

No Environmental Consultants have been empanelled by DPCC.


To streamline the processing / disposal of the Consent applications received under the Water Act, 1974 & Air Act, 1981 and Authorization under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, DPCC has been framing policies and issuing necessary office orders from time to time.


As per the Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Act, 2011 (Delhi Act 07 of 2011) and to the amendment of the Government’s Notification No. F.6(100)/IT/2014/7319-7353 dated 13th August 2014, the Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi, has amended the Schedule appended to the aforesaid Act, for the time frame with regards to deciding various applications and the link is given HERE.


1. Consent to Establish / Operate under Air & Water Acts:

Consequent upon the directions issued by Chairman, CPCB u/s l8 (1 ) (b) of Water and Air Act regarding classification of industries and decisions taken by DPCC in the Board meeting held on 27.02.2017, the following is ordered vide order dt: 17.04.2017 & 31.05.2017.

  1. Category II(a) cases by the committee headed by Chairman DPCC.
  2. Category II(b) cases by the committee headed by Member Secretary, DPCC
  3. Category I cases by the concerned Sr. Env. Engineer / CelI In-charge.
  • The industries in Delhi has been classified in Red/ Orange/ Green/ White category as per the list, indicating the classification of industries as uploaded on DPCC website.
  • The industries categorized under White category shall not be required to obtain the Consent to Establish / Operate under the Air & Water Acts and submit an undertaking to DPCC online.
  • The industries categorized under Red, Orange and Green category only need to apply for Consent to Establish/ Operate under the Air & Water Acts. The period of Consent to Establish shall be from one year to seven years as requested by the Project Proponent. However, the Consent to Operate / Renewal shall be granted for 5 years in case of Red/Orange Category and 10 years in case of Green category of Industries.
  • The consent under Air and Water Acts & Authorization/ Registration under the applicable Rules shall be decided by following:
  • Prohibited / Negative List of Industries mentioned in "Annexure-7.0 (III)" of the Master Plan for Delhi- 2021 are not permitted in NCT of Delhi and therefore application for Consent/ Authorization Registration shall not be accepted from such units.
  • The categorization of any new industrial activity etc will be done by the existing Committee for harmonization of classification of the industries with approval of MS and Chairman, DPCC and the above mentioned list shall be appended accordingly.


Category Classification Deciding Authority Timeline Remarks



Activities/Process which require installation of pollution control device(s) for controlling pollution  in emission/effluent in respect of :
(a) SPIs/STPs of DJB, WTPs of DJB, CETPs/Power Plant/MSW Plants etc.

Committee comprising of :
(a) Chairman, DPCC-Chairman
(b) Member Secretary, DPCC-Member
(c) Dr. S.K. Gupta, Professor, IIT, Delhi-Member
(d) Prof. C.R. Babu, Professor Emeritus(CEMDE), University of Delhi-Member
(e) Dr.Anil Kumar, Director DoE-Member
(f) All SEEs of concerned Cell-Member
(g) All EEs of concerned Cell-Member

As per the Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Act, 2011

Inspection will be necessary before the case is placed before the committee.


Activities/Process other than those falling under clause II(a)

Committee of the following:
(a) Member Secretary, DPCC-Chairman

(b) All SEEs of concerned Cell-Member
(c) All EEs of concerned Cell-Member

As per the Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Act, 2011

Inspection post-decision or pre-decision as may be ordered by the committee.


Activities under Green Category except activities / process which require  installation of pollution control device(s) such as Emission control system(ECS) or Effluent Treatment Plant(ETP)/Sewage Treatment Plant(STP)/ Ready Mix Concrete Plants(RMCs).

Cell In-Charge/Sr. Env Engineer Concerned

As per the Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Act, 2011

The application shall be decided within 7 days from the date of receipt itself except where there is ambiguity with respect to classification which needs clarity /examination


  • It is mandatory to apply for consent through online DPCC portal.

  • The above-mentioned committees are taking decisions online in their meetings.

  • DPCC is receiving applications for consent and authorisation from the notified/ conforming industrial areas and areas notified for redevelopment under MPD-2021 as per the office order dated 14.12.2016.

  • DPCC also accepts application for registration online under the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.

  • Authorizations under the provisions of Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 for the Hazardous Waste Generating Units are being kept pending due to the directions of Hon'ble NGT regarding TSDF and CETPs. 

  • Meetings of the two Committees constituted for deciding consent and authorization are held regularly and decisions taken are implemented by the concerned CMC.

  • Inspection is conducted on the directions of the Consent Management Committee or the Competent Authority & the inspection report shall be uploaded in the online module by concerned CMCs within 24 hours.

  • No consent to operate is granted until the industrial unit has obtained consent to establish except in cases of units existing in notified redevelopment industrial areas under Orange & Red categories.


Units Operating in Residential Area/Non-Conforming Areas:

  • With regard to closure of the illegal units from the residential / non-conforming areas, Hon'ble Supreme Court has passed an order on 07.05.2004 in I.A. No 22 in WP(C) No. 4677 of 1985 titled as M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others. As per the order all industrial units that have come up in residential / non-conforming areas in Delhi on or after 1st August, 1990 shall close down.

  • As per the meetings held before Chief Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi lastly on 05.06.2015, it has already been decided that action on industries operating in non -conforming areas and violating the Master Plan of Delhi will be taken under the Delhi Development Act by the Delhi Development Authority in development areas and Municipal Corporation of Delhi in all other areas. Commissioner of Industries is working as a Nodal Officer on behalf of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Monitoring Committee as constituted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the order dated 07.05.2004.

  • Municipal Corporation of Delhi/ Concerned Land Owning Agencies, which have been entrusted with the powers to enforce the Master Plan has original jurisdiction to ensure that no industry runs in violation of MPD-2021.

  • Household industries as per the criteria given in MPD-2021 have to obtain No Objection certificate/ permmissions from the Competent Authority/ high powered committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Commissioner of Industries, Department of Industries and Government of Delhi in reference to the Hon'ble Supreme Court orders in I.A. No 22 in WP(C) No. 4677 of 1985 titled as M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Others.

2. Authorization under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016:

As per the rule 6 of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, as amended to date, every occupier of facility, handling, generation, collection, storage, packaging, transportation, use, treatment, processing, recycling, recovery, pre-processing, co-processing, utilization, offering for sale, transfer or disposal of the hazardous waste and other wastes shall be required to obtain an authorization from Delhi Pollution Control Committee(DPCC).

3. Authorization under Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016:

For deciding applications for Authorization under BMW Rules and Consent under Air & Water Act, in respect of Hospitals/Health Care Establishments/ Nursing Homes/etc. Having bed strength of 51 & above and operators and transporter of Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBWTFs) and any other Industry assigned to WMC-1:-


Member of the Commiittee


BMW Committee No. 1

  1. Chairman, DPCC
  2. Member Secretary, DPCC
  3. Dr. Anil Kumar, Director(Environment)
  4. Member Secretary, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)
  5. Medical Supritendent, GB Pant Hospital
  6. Smt. Bharti Chaturvedi, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
  7. Dr. T. K Joshi, COEH
  8. Concerned Sr. Env. Engineer.
  9. Concerned Env. Engineer.

Hospital/ Nursing Homes/Health Care Establishments etc. having bed strength of 200 and above including operators of Common Bio- Medical Waste (CBWTF) and Transportation of Bio-medical Waste and EIA cases.


BMW Committee No. 2

  1. Member Secretary, DPCC
  2. Dr. Anil Kumar, Director(Environment)
  3. Medical Supritendent, Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital
  4. Concerned Sr. Env. Engineer.
  5. Concerned Env. Engineer.

Hospital/ Nursing Homes/ Health Care Establishments etc.with bed strength of 51 to 199.

Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBWTFs) in Delhi :

There are two operators of CBWTFs in Delhi :


  1. M/s Biotic Waste Solutions Pvt.Ltd., 46 , SSI Industrial Area,G.T.Karnal Road, Delhi-33 Phone (O) : 011 - 47528106, 47528107 .
  2. M/s SMS Water Grace BMW Pvt. Ltd, Nilothi Sewage Treatment Plant Complex of DJB, Nilothi, Delhi-41 Phone No. 011-28363691, 28363692, 28363693, 28363079. Fax No: 011-28363690 Mob:09560521112, 09871222338.


Following two agencies have been identified by DPCC for collection of the mercury from the Hospital/Health Care Establishments in Delhi.


  1. Shri Rohit Talwar , M/s Supreme Surgico , 262 / 425 , Lane No. 8, Friends Colony Industrial Area, Shadara, Delhi. (Mobile No. 9958527527)
  2. Shri Sandeep Kalra, M/s Anita Industries, 29, Bhagat Singh Market, New Delhi. (Mobile No. 9810240250)


These agencies are engaged in manufacture of Thermometers / B.P. measuring Apparatus etc. and the collected mercury from hospitals which is almost in elemental form is used in their manufacturing process.


4. Authorization under Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016:

  1. Every Local body/Municipal Authority shall, within its territorial area , be responsible for the implementation of the provisions of these Rules, and for any infrastructure development for collection, storage, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes,and shall make an application in Form-I for grant of authorization for setting up waste processing, facility, if the volume of waste is exceeding five metric tones per day including sanitary landfills from DPCC.
  2. The operator of Solid Waste Processing and treatment facility shall obtain necessary approvals(Consent under Air&Water Acts, and Authorization under Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016) from DPCC.
  3. Authorization granted shall be valid for a period of 5 years and after the validity is over, a fresh Authorization shall be required to be submitted to DPCC.
  4. Validity of Authorization shall be synchronised with validity of Consent.

5. Authorization under Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016:

  • The operator of Construction and Demolition Waste processing facilities are required to apply for authorization under Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rule, 2016 in Form-I to DPCC.

6. Authorization under E-Waste(Management) Rules, 2016:

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 on 23.03.2016 which are effective from 01.10.2016.
  • According to the E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 every producer of electrical and electronic equipment listed in Schedule-I, can apply for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Form-I and obtain authorization from CPCB. As well as maintain records in Form-2 and shall file returns of previous year in Form-3 to CPCB on or before 30th day of June every year.

  • "Dismantler of E-Waste" can apply for Authorization in Form- IV in DPCC under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and also has to obtain consent to establish (CTE) and consent to operate (CTO) in Green Category under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

  • "Refurbishers of E-waste" can apply for Authorization in Form-I in DPCC under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and also has to obtain consent to establish (CTE) and consent to operate (CTO) in Green catgory under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.



  • Complaint against the unit operating in no-commercial/resedential areas are forwarded to concewrned Municipal Corporation for closure of the units operating in violation of MPD 2021 in view of the Hon'ble Supreme Court Order.

  • Inspection w.r.t. Redressal of public complaints as approved/directed by Competent Authority.

  • Redressal of public complaints received through web portals of PGMS, Listening post of LG, GMS, CP Grams etc. are disposed of as per the policy for redressal of public complaints.


The Government of India and Government of Delhi have given an important right to the citizens to obtain information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI-2005) & Delhi Right to Information Act, 2001(DRTI-2001), respectively. Citizens can file an application to the State Public Information Officer (SPIO)/Competent Authority. A nominal fee of Rs.10/- Under RTI-2005 & Rs.25 /- under DRTI-2001 is charged for information. In case the applicant does not feel fully satisfied with the information provided by the SPIO/Competent Authority, an appeal may be filed before the Member Secretary, DPCC, under RTI-2005 & before Secretary, Public Grievance Commission under DRTI-2001. Sh. PS Pankaj, SEE, DPCC has been nominated as the SPIO under Right to Information Act, 2005, & EE (Planning) has been nominated as the Competent Authority under Delhi Right to Information Act, 2001.


DPCC website gives information as regards various pollution control laws & decisions of various committees constituted for deciding the applications for grant of Consent and Authorization. The available information is updated regularly. The following information/ facility are available on DPCC’s website.

  • All the application forms (downloadable) with respect to applications under Water & Air Act, Bio- Medical Waste Management Rules, Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, Plastic Waste Management Rules & Environment Impact Assessment Notification, and filing returns under Battery (Management and Handling) Rules and Water Cess Act.
  • Information regarding Environmental Standards pertaining to Air, Water & Noise.
  •  Online filing of Consent applications, Bio-medical waste Authorization applications, Hazardous waste Authorization applications, Plastic Waste Registration Application, Request for Laboratory tests, Water Cess Returns etc.
  • Various Acts, Rules, Notifications, Orders and Circulars pertaining to Environment and Pollution Control including tenders and notices issued by DPCC.
  • Important Supreme Court & High Court Orders regarding industrial pollution.
  • Status of various applications with respect to Consent, Authorization, Water Cess, Laboratory Test Report etc.
  • The Minutes of Meeting with respect to various committees constituted for deciding the application under Water & Air Acts, Bio-medical Waste (Management Rules, Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, Plastic Waste Management Rules & Environment Impact Assessment Notification,
  • Information regarding Water Quality of River, Drains, STP, Thermal Power Plant (TPP), CETP, WTP, including the information regarding Ground Water Quality and Ambient Air Quality in Delhi.
  • Waste Management with respect to MSW, BMW, HW, Electronics Waste, Mercury Waste, Battery Waste, Construction & Demolition Waste and Fly Ash Management.
  • Information about Empanelled Agencies and Citizen Charter.
  • Status of RTI applications.
  • Real Time Air quality Data.



Structure of application fee for Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate for all industrial units (other than health care establishments), Consent for Housing Complexes, Commercial Complexes, Office Complexes including IT, infrastructural and Town Development Projects, or Consent to Establish, Consent to Operate, and Authorization for Bio-medical Waste Management under BMW Rules for Health Care Establishments and for Authorization under Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 etc. can be seen on website of DPCC.


  • By using natural resources judiciously without exploiting them beyond their carrying capacity and by opting for reuse/recycle.
  • By keeping us informed if there is any polluting activity going on in your vicinity/neighbourhood.
  • By submitting Consent/Authorization application forms complete in all respects for units/ establishments within Delhi, timely.
  • By adopting clean technologies for abatement of the pollution.
  • By adhering to pollution control norms for improving the environment.
  • By using jute, cloth and paper bags instead of plastic bags.
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  • Secretary (Environment)-Cum-Chairman (DPCC), Tel:23392108
  • Dr. K. S. Jayachandran, Member Secretary, Tel: 23860389, 23392306
    Delhi Pollution Control Committee,
    Government of N.C.T. Delhi,
    4th& 5th Floor, ISBT Building,
    Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006.
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