Q. With reference to the National Human Rights Commission, which of the following statements is/are NOT correct?
1. The chairperson of the commission should be a retired chief justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court.
2. The chairperson and members are appointed by the Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

The commission is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson and five members.  

  • The chairperson should be a retired chief justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court and members should be a serving or retired judge of the Supreme Court, a serving or retired chief justice of a high court and three persons (out of which atleast one should be a woman) having knowledge or practical experience with respect to human rights. 
  • The chairperson 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 Parliament and the Central home minister. 

Source: Laxmikanth