Q. Which of the following is NOT correct regarding state human rights commission?

[A] The State Human Rights Commission is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson and four members.

[B] The chairperson should be a retired Chief Justice or a Judge of a High Court.

[C] The chairperson and members are appointed by the Governor.

[D] The chairperson and members hold office for a term of three years or until they attain the age of 70 years.

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: The State Human Rights Commission is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson and two members.

  • The chairperson should be a retired Chief Justice or a Judge of a High Court and members should be a serving or retired judge of a High Court or a District Judge in the state with a minimum of seven years’ experience as District Judge and a person having knowledge or practical experience with respect to human rights.
  • The chairperson and members are appointed by the Governor on the recommendations of a committee consisting of the chief minister as its head, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the state home minister and the leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly.
  • In the case of a state having Legislative Council, the chairman of the Council and the leader of the opposition in the Council would also be the members of the committee.
  • Further, a sitting judge of a High Court or a sitting District Judge can be appointed only after consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court of the concerned state.
  • The chairperson and members hold office for a term of three years or until they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.
  • They are eligible for re-appointment. After their tenure, the chairperson and members are not eligible for further employment under a state government or the Central government.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity