State Human Rights Commission

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  • March 19, 2020
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State Human Rights Commission

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Polity

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  • Rajasthan SHRC recommends meditation to fight COVID-19
  • The Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 provides for the creation of State Human Rights Commission at the state level. 
  • A State Human Rights Commission can inquire into violation of human rights related to subjects covered under state list and concurrent list in the seventh schedule of the Indian constitution
  • The Governor of the state appoints the chairperson and other members on the recommendations of a committee consisting of  
    • Chief Minister as its head 
    • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
    • The state home minister 
    • The leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly
    •  In case the state has legislative council- The chairman and the leader of the opposition of legislative council would also be the members of the committee
  • The chairman or any other member is removable by the President on the charge of proved misbehavior or incapacity after a regular inquiry by a judge of the Supreme Court.

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