Andhra Pradesh state requested SHRC to appoint chairperson and members
To Appoint Andhra Pradesh SHRC members, chairperson a division bench of Hyderabad High Court on Thursday issued notices to the AP government for filing counter affidavit in the case filed seeking reconstruction of Human Rights Commission for AP state or to appoint chairman and members to the current body for the state.
Here, the bench containing Acting Justice Shameem Akther and Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan was commerce with a petition filed by Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Association and represented by its general secretary Potturi Suresh Kumar as per the report.
AP petitioners counsel submitted that since August 2015 the secretary of SHRC is looking after the cases under delegation of powers and functions of the commission and thousands of complaints from the citizens were being filed before the commission for redressal of their complaints. Except and until the chairman and members are not selected, here very purpose of establishing the commission would not be attained.
AP citizens need a forum to complain about the violations of human rights by the state and its organs and being a statutory body the government is duty bound to make actions to the said posts and failure to fill the said vacancies is violation of Supreme Court judgment in D K Basu vs State of West Bengal case he resisted.
Captivating these proposals into deliberation the bench issued notice to the govt authorities for filing counter and posted the substance to April 13 for further hearing, as per the source.