Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) & Waste Management Authorization

CPCB has recently introduced DPCC to control pollution and for waste management in the National Capital Territory - Delhi. We - JR Compliance has the desire to be the part of pollution-free environment, invest our sustained efforts in environment preservation because it is our collective and individual responsibility

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What is DPCC? | DPCC Full Form

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is an autonomous regulatory body, established on 1-06-1991 after the Notification dated 15-03-1991 of CPCB, indicating that under Section 4 (4) of water Act and Section 6 of Air Act, CPCB has delegated its all powers and functions to the DPCC.

The fundamental purpose of DPCC is to implement the different Environmental or Pollution Control Laws established by the Parliament and notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).

Moreover, DPCC was reestablished vide Notification dated on 29-05-2012, which comprised 16 members, including the Chairman, Secretary Member, Representatives of different departments of Government, Experts in the Environmental field, and NGOs.

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What Are the Major Functions of DPCC?

As per the Water, Air Environmental Protection Act and Noise Pollution Rules are as follows, below mentioned are the major functions of the DPCC,

Which Entities Require DPCC Consent Certificate?

We care about our customers' satisfaction, which is why we take care of each aspect of the DPCC registration online, including procuring all the necessary documents on time to ensure timely completion of the DPCC registration. That’s not all, before submitting the documents we ensure whether our client has all the required documents or not, if not, we will also guide you on how to obtain one. 

In a nutshell, we have got you covered, be it documentation, educating you about DPCC registration process, or solving any query which may occur.

How to Get Registration in DPCC? | DPCC License Apply Online

DPCC registration process is different for different categories of Industries (Red, Orange, and Green). Below-mentioned are the DPCC online process,

1. DPCC Registration Process For Red Category Business
  • The documents will be submitted online.
  • Thereafter, DPCC undertaking will be generated.
  • Once the undertaking is generated, the DPCC certificate will be generated.
  • Lastly, submit the signed hard copy to the DPCC
2. DPCC Registration Process For Green or Orange Category Business
  • If your site is under an industrial area, first, the documents will be submitted online. While, if your site is under redevelopment area, SDM letter or industry inspector letter will be required to move to the next step.
  • DPCC CTE application will be generated.
  • Once the CTE application is generated, the hard copy application of the signed CTE will be submitted to the DPCC.
  • If Pollution Control Device is required, the Pollution Control Equipment will be installed.
  • Thereafter, DPCC will monitor the installed lab equipment.
  • DPCC CTE or CTO application will be generated. Additionally, if installation of Pollution Control Equipment is not required, prior two steps need not be required to follow.
  • Then, a DPCC application will be generated.
  • Submit the signed hard copy of CTE or CTO application to DPCC.
  • At last, a CTO or CTE certificate will be issued.

NOTE- If your industry neither falls under industrial area, nor under redevelopment area, the DPCC consent will be refused.

3. DPCC Undertaking Process For White Category Industries

Industries under white category are not required to procure Consent to Establish or Consent to Operate. On the contrary, they must submit an undertaking online to DPCC within 30 days along with sending a signed replica of the undertaking.

Our Role in DPCC Registration

We DPCC consultants in delhi will educate you regarding how to get registration in DPCC.

Our DPCC registration consultants are capable of assisting you in the DPCC registration process for any business category.

We will inform you under which category your industry falls after appropriate research.

We are aware of the laws and regulations of the CPCB or DPCC certificate to provide our client up to minute information.

Our DPCC consultants in delhi will provide you complete assistance in documentation to prevent inaccuracy.

We will invest our sustained efforts in guiding you through the immediate to last step of the DPCC license apply online. 

We care about our clients expectations which is why we will conduct pre-auditing or monitor the industry, if required to check whether it has met the established standards or not.

Our DPCC registration consultants will be available 24*7 to provide solutions to your queries.

Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Delhi Pollution Control Committee


To streamline the processing or 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 framed policies and issued necessary office orders every once in a while.

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

  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.
Category of Industries
Remarks regarding inspection or application
II (a)
Activities or Process which need installation of pollution control device(s) for controlling pollution in emission/effluent in regard to: (a) SPIs/STPs of DJB, WTPs of DJB, CETPs/Power
Within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application.
Inspection will be mandatory prior to placing case before the committee.
II (b)
Activities/Process, excluding those falling under clause II(a)
Within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application.
Inspection after decision or before decision as may be ordered by the committee.
Activities under Green Category excluding activities or process which need installation of pollution control device(s) such as Emission control system(ECS) or Effluent Treatment Plant(ETP) or Sewage Treatment Plant(STP) or Ready Mix Concrete Plants(RMCs).
Within 7 days from the date of receipt of the application.
The application shall be decided within 7 days from the date of receipt,  excluding if there is ambiguity in regard to classification which requires clarity or examination.

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, every owner 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 must be need to procure an permission from Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Below mentioned is the timeline for deciding Authorization under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

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

For deciding applications for Authorization under BMW Rules and Consent under Air & Water Act, in regard to the Hospitals/Health Care Establishments/ Nursing Homes etc.  Having bed quantity below 51 beds including Digonistic Centres, Path Labs etc. Concerned Branch Incharge will be responsible for providing Authorization and Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate.

Hospital/ Nursing Homes/Health Care Establishments etc. having bed quantity above 50 beds including Digonistic Centres, Path Labs etc. Authorization and Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate will be provided as per BMW Rules.

Below mentioned is the the timeline for deciding Consent to Establish/Operate under Air/Water Act -

If application is complete in all aspects, authorization will be granted within 30 days from the date of receipt of application for Consent.

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

The Construction and Demolition Waste processing facilities operator needs to apply for authorization under Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rule, 2016 in Form-I to DPCC. These rules applied to each kind of waste which is the cause of construction, repair, re-modelling, and demolition of the individual or organizational civil structure, including the authorities who creates the construction and demolition waste, such as debris, building materials, and rubble.  

According to the Rules, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will provide the authority for construction and demolition waste processing facility for about 4000 metric tons (MT) of construction and demolition waste in Delhi. 

6. Authorization & EPR Under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016:

The 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 producers of electrical and electronic equipment mentioned in Schedule-I, can apply for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Form-I and procure CPCB’s authorization. Also maintaining the records in Form-2 and must file returns of the former year in Form-3 to CPCB on or prior to 30th day of June every year.

Under E-waste (Management) rules, 2016, "Dismantler of E-Waste" can apply for Authorization in Form- IV in DPCC and also must 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.


Under E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, "Refurbishers of E-waste" can apply for Authorization in Form-I in DPCC and also has to procure 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.

7. Authorization & EPR Under Plastic (Waste Management) Rules 2016:

It is believed that India generates 25,00 tons of plastic waste every day. The production of plastic is high, due to which much plastic is entering the food chain. That can change the hormones of humans and is the reason for life-threatening diseases. Thus, it is necessary for governments to step up and enforce laws to rectify this crisis. Consequently, the Government has introduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in 2016 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

That is defined as the producer’s responsibility for the environmentally appropriate product management until the end of its life.

Who Needs an EPR in Plastic Waste Management?

Every Producer, Brand Owner, Recycler and Manufacturer of plastic are required to procure the registration from the concerned State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee of the Union Territory.

The Plastic Waste Management rules are applicable to every waste generator, local body, Gram Panchayat, manufacturer, Importers and producer of Plastic Materials.

Responsibility of Producers, Importers and Brand Owners:

The producers, within a period of six months from the date of publication of rules, must work out modalities for the waste collection system on the basis of Extended Producers Responsibility and including State Urban Development Departments, either individually or collectively, by their own distribution channel or through the concerned local body.

Every producer must keep a record of details of the person involved in the supply of plastic used as raw material to manufacture carry bags or plastic sheet or like or cover made of plastic sheet or multi-layered packaging.

8. Battery Waste Management Authorization

What is Battery & used Battery?

According to Batteries (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2010, a battery means lead acid/Lithium-ion battery, that produces electrical energy and contains lead, Lithium metal. While used batteries are used, damaged and old lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries or components.

The Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001 was notified in May, 2001 to control the collection, characterization and recycling and import of used lead acid/Lithium-Ion batteries in the country. Among other things, it makes it obligatory for consumers to return used batteries. According to the defined rules, all manufacturers/assemblers/ re-conditioners/importers of lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries are responsible for collecting used batteries against new sold ones. Thereafter, used lead acid/Lithium-ion batteries can be auctioned /sold to registered recyclers.

Who needs the registration under Batteries (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2010?

  • Every importer
  • Assembler
  • Recycler
  • Dealer
  • Manufacturer
  • Re-conditioner has to register itself in the Ministry under these rules.

Registration of Importers

Under the Ministry of Environment and Forests or a designated agency, the importer must register themselves through the submission of details in Form-11.

Customs Clearance of Imports of New Lead Acid/Lithium-ion Batteries

Customs clearance of imports shall be contingent upon:

  • Must be valid registration with the Reserve Bank of India (including Importer's Code Number).
  • One-time registration must be done under the Ministry of Environment and Forests or an agency designated by it in Form-11
  • Undertaking in Form-111 must be required.
  • A replica of half-yearly return in Form IV.

Responsibilities of Dealer

  • The used batteries must be collected according to the Schedule against new batteries sold.
  • Adequate discount must be provided for every used battery returned by the consumer.
  • It should be checked that used batteries collected back are of the same type and specifications, like new batteries sold. 
  • By 31st May and 30th November (every year) file for half-yearly returns of the sale of new batteries and buy-back of old batteries to the manufacturer. 
  • The safe transportation of collected batteries to the authorized collection centers or to the registered recyclers must be assured.
  • Make sure that the environment is not damaged during storage and transportation of used batteries.

Responsibilities of Recycler

Each recycler shall – 

  • Each supply must file an application for registration to the Ministry of Environment and Forests or an agency designated by it through the submission of information in Form VI, if it has not applied for it already.
  • Should strictly conform with the registration’s terms and conditions. On the contrary, if a recycler is already registered for reprocessing used batteries would be bound to follow such terms and conditions of registration. 
  • According to the Form VII, the annual returns must be submitted to the State Board.
  • For inspection, all records must be available to the State Board
  • Lead recovered by reprocessing, must be marked 'Recycled.’ 
  • Public awareness should be created through advertisements, publications, posters or others with regard to - 
  1. Hazards of lead; and
  2. Consumer obligation to return used batteries to the registered dealers or deliver at the designated collection centers.

Responsibilities of Consumer or Bulk Consumer

The auctioneer shall –

  • Auction of the used batteries must be done to the registered recyclers.
  • File half-yearly returns of the auctions must be filed to the State Boards in Form-IX.
  • An appropriate record of such auctions must be maintained as well as must be available to the State Board for inspection.  


Obtaining a DPCC license is a complex and comprehensive process, including the fact that it is freshly introduced, which makes it tough for most of the clients or even consultants to understand each and every aspect of the DPCC registration. 

However, we - JR Compliance are equipped with know-how of the new or evolving laws and regulations of CPCB or DPCC certificate because we directly coordinate with the officials to keep ourselves abreast with the information. Thus, providing 100% updated information or accurate information to our clients.

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