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The Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, came into existence in the year 1987, under the Department of Science and Technology with the creation of one post of Director and transfer of Remote sensing Centre from the Department of Soil Conservation to the Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing. Subsequently technical as well as administrative staff was added through various Govt. orders. The recruitment rules for gazetted and sub-ordinate services under the Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing were notified vide SRO no. 221 dated 28.07.2009 and SRO 298 dated 15.09.2006 respectively.
Degradation of the Environment caused by polluted atmosphere has tremendous impact on our day to day life and amounts to violation of Right to life. In India the concern for environment protection has not only been raised to status of fundamental law of land, but, it is also coupled with human right approach. It is now well established that it is the basic right of every citizen to have a pollution free environment with dignity.