India, Oct. 9 -- Peeved at the repeated extensions sought by the Goa government to finalize the Goa Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), the National Green Tribunal has ruled that the Goa Environment Secretary will not be entitled to claim his salary if the plan is not ready by December 31.

Passing an order based on an application filed by the Goa government seeking a six-month extension from its earlier deadline of August 31 until February 2022, the NGT rejected the government's request owing to its "leisurely manner" and gave it until December 31 to complete the plan.

"We note that there is a breach of the mandate of finalizing CZMP as per CRZ Regulations, 2011 for the last ten years, causing failure to regulate the matters as per law...