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The Chairman and Members of the National Human Rights Commission are appointed on the recommendations of a committee consisting of:

a. Speaker of the Lok Sabha

b. Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

c. Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha

d. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha

e. Prime Minister

f. Union Home Minister 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


1. a, c, e and f
2. a, c and e
3. a, c d and e
4. a, b, c, d, e and f

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : a, b, c, d, e and f

The correct answer is a, b, c, d, e and f.

  •  The chairman and members of NHRC are appointed by the president on the recommendations of a committee consisting of-
    • Prime Minister as the Chairperson
    • Speaker of Lok Sabha
    • Home Minister
    • leaders of the opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
    • Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

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  • National Human Rights Commission is an autonomous body and 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.
  • It is in conformity with the Paris Principles and endorsed by General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 December 1993.
  • It is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Structure of NHRC
    • ​It is a multimember body having one chairman and 7 members.
    • Chairperson is appointed for a period of 3 years or till the age of 70, whichever is earlier.

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