DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS
21 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.
Prelims and Mains focus: about SHRCs: composition and functions
News: The State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) were asked by National Human Rights Commission Chairperson to join the common portal — HRC Net — to avoid duplication of complaints.
About State Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
A State Government may constitute a body known as the Human Rights Commission of that State to exercise the powers conferred upon, and to perform the functions assigned to, a State Commission.
A State Commission is to be composed of a chairman and some members appointed by the Governor in consultation with the
Term of office: Three years or till the age of seventy years (eligible for reappointment).
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. They are removable on the grounds as provided for such removals of the members of NHRC as well.
These functions of the SHRCs are to:
Source: The Hindu
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