Q. Consider the following statements about National Human Right Commission (NHRC)
1. It has the power of civil court and can grant interim relief.
2. It cannot investigate the complaint registered after one year of incident.
3. Its recommendations are binding in nature.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 only

[B] 2 & 3 only

[C] 1 & 3 only

[D] 1, 2, 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1& 2 are right 

Statement 3 is wrong 

 About NHRC 

  • NHRC investigates grievances regarding the violation of human rights either suo moto or after receiving a petition. 
  • It has the powers of a civil court and can grant interim relief. 
  • It has the power to interfere in any judicial proceedings involving any allegation of violation of human rights. 
  • It can visit any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government to see the living conditions of the inmates and to make recommendations thereon. 
  • NHRC can only make recommendations, without the power to enforce decisions. 
  • A large number of grievances go unaddressed because NHRC cannot investigate the complaint registered after one year of incident. 

Source: The Hindu