WHAT IS CETP & WHY CETPs WERE INSTALLED IN DELHI?
CETP Stands for “Common Effluent Treatment Plant”. Most of the Industries in Delhi are Small Scale Industries, who have Lack of Space, Financial Limitations, Infeasible Individual Treatment Facilities & Technical Incapability, therefore by looking these aspects and to control pollution load in Delhi, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India ordered to Delhi Government to Install the Common Effluent Treatment Plant.
HOW & WHEN CETPs WERE INSTALLED?
In 1996, Hon’ble Supreme Court passed the orders to install CETPs in Delhi; CETPs were installed with 50% contribution of Industries & 25% contribution of Delhi Govt. & 25% contribution of Central Govt. The project of Badli Industrial Estate CETP has accomplished in the year 2002.
WHAT IS CETP SOCIETY?
CETP Society is the society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, & constituted under DCETP Act, 2000.
WHY TO BECOME MEMBER OF CETP SOCIETY?
As per DCETP Act, 2000, Sec 3(1), Every occupier shall be the member of the CETP Society. Occupier in relation to any establishment, factory or premises, means the person who has control over the affairs of the establishment, factory or the premises, as the case may be, and includes, in relation to any substance, the person in possession of the substance.
HOW CETP (O&M) CHARGES OF ANY INDUSTRY CALCULATED?
CETP Charges of any Industry depends upon the following facts:-
1.Nature of Work,
2.Area of Plot,
3.Number of Employees,
4.DJB KL Water Consumption &
5.H.P. of Boring (if any),
which will be calculated as per Schedule II of DCETP Act, 2000.
I DO NOT HAVE ANY POLLUTION OR WATER RELATED WORK, WHY SHOULD I PAY CETP CHARGES?
CETP charges are recovered as per DCETP Act, 2000; under which if any amount due can be recovered in the same manner as an arrear of Land Revenue.
Any occupier who has control over the affairs of any establishment, factory or premises has to become CETP member. Pollution work can only be considered for choosing the category of industry.
I AM ALREADY PAYING RENT TO THE OWNER. WHY SHOULD I PAY CETP CHARGES?
Being an Occupier in the Industrial Area, it is compulsory for you to become the member of CETP Society and to pay your share of CETP Charges.
I DON’T HAVE ELECTRICITY OR WATER CONNECTION. WHY SHOULD I PAY CETP CHARGES?
CETP Charges are recovered in the same manner as arrear of Land Revenue, therefore the matter of Electricity or Water Connection does not raise.
I HAVE ONLY 75 SQ MTR AREA AND DO NOT HAVE ANY POLLUTION RELATED WORK. CETP CHARGES ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO ME.
As Per DCETP Act, three categories (Low, Medium & High) & four factors (Area, Employees, KL Water & Boring H.P.) are considered to calculate the CETP Charges. Therefore Area is only one of the factors to be consider for calculating O&M Charges.
IS IT COMPULSORY TO TAKE CETP MEMBERSHIP & TO PAY CETP CHARGES?
YES, As per DCETP Act 2000, it is compulsory for each & every occupier in the industrial area to become the member of CETP Society and to pay CETP Charges accordingly.
MY EFFLUENT IS NOT GOING TO CETP. I AM DISCHARGING IT INTO THE SEWER SYSTEM?
Delhi Jal Board has installed a Conveyance System in the Industrial Area and also maintaining the same. This conveyance System is connected to CETP, and there is no other means to dispose your effluent other then conveyance system.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICES CETP GIVES US, WHY WE PAY CETP CHARGES?
Common Effluent Treatment Plant was installed to treat the effluent generated by the industries. Effluent from different industries conveyed through Conveyance System to CETP plant for treatment.
I WILL NOT BECOME CETP MEMBER & WILL NOT PAY CETP CHARGES, DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO? (REFUSAL)
As per Sec 16 (a)(b) CETP has right to take action against the defaulters for the Closure, Prohibition or Regulation of any Industry, Establishment, Operation or Process and also to stoppage or Regulation of Supply of Electricity, Water or any other Services.
YOU DO NOT HAVE RIGHT TO ENTER & INSPECT MY FACTORY OR PREMISES?
Also, Under Sec 9 of DCETP Act, 2000, CETP have right at any time to enter and to do Inspection.
Sec 8 (1)(2)(3) of DCETP Act, 2000, gives power to CETP to obtain information from any industry or Establishment.