Who is the Current Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission?

By Aarna Tiwari|Updated : June 24th, 2022

The Current Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is Arun Kumar Mishra. He is the eighth Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of India. Arun Kumar Mishra is the former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and has also served as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and Rajasthan High Court. 

Who is the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission in India Currently?

Arun Kumar Mishra is the current and the eighth Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The chairman and members are appointed by the President on the recommendations of a six-member committee consisting of the Prime Minister as its head, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, leaders of the Opposition in both the Houses of the Parliament and the Union Home Minister.

The chairman holds office for a term of three years or until they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. The chairman holds the office during the pleasure of the President.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights. It was established on 12 October 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006.

 

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  • The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee headed by the Prime Minister. The members of the Commission are also appointed in the same manner. Section 4 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 provides for the appointment of the members of the commission. 

    The Current Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission is Arun Kumar Mishra.

  • The first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission was Justice Shri Ranganath Misra.

  • The Commission consists of a Chairperson, five full-time Members and seven deemed Members.

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