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Section 3 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993

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Section 3 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 deals with Constitution of a National Human Rights Commission.

From the Act

(1) The Central Government shall constitute a body to be known as the National Human Rights Commission to exercise the powers conferred upon, and to perform the functions assigned to, it under this Act.

(2) The Commission shall consist of -

(a) a Chairperson who has been a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;

(b) one Member who is, or has been, a Judge of the Supreme Court;

(c) one Member who is, or has been, the Chief Justice of a High Court;

(d) two Members to be appointed from amongst persons having knowledge of, or practical experience in, matters relating to human rights.

(3) The Chairpersons of the National Commission for Minorities, the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the National Commission for Women shall be deemed to be Members of the Commission for the discharge of functions specified in clauses (b) to (j) of section 12.

(4). There shall be a Secretary-General who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions of the Commission as it may delegate to him.

(5) The headquarters of the Commission shall be at Delhi and the Commission may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, establish offices at other places in India.

Related Sections from the Act

  • Section 4: Appointment of Chairperson and other Members
  • Section 5: Removal of a Member of the Commission
  • Section 6: Term of office of Members
  • Section 7: Member to act as Chairperson or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances
  • Section 8: Terms and conditions of service of Members
  • Section 9: Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate the proceedings of the Commission
  • Section 10: Procedure to be regulated by the Commission
  • Section 11: Offices and other staff of the Commission

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