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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE COMMISSION

Sec. 21 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment)Act, 2006 under Chapter V, lays down that the State Government may constitute a Human Rights Commission which shall consist of

  1. A Chairperson who has been a Chief Justice of a High Court

  2. One Member who is, or has been, a Judge of a High Court or District Judge in the State with a minimum of seven years experience as District Judge;

  3. One Member to be appointed from amongst persons having knowledge of, or practical experience in, matters relating to human rights

The Commission has a Secretary who is the Chief Executive Officer of the State Commission.

 
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