Vacancies in state human rights commission: SC notice to Centre

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and several states on a plea against the delay in filling up the vacancies in the state human rights commission (SHRCs).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud sought the response of Ministry of Home Affairs and 16 states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and others on a plea filed by retired lecturer Jammula Choudariah.

In his plea filed through advocate Sravan Kumar, Choudariah said that currently there were no chairpersons in 10 states while posts of members were lying vacant in many states. (AGENCIES)