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Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill passed by Parliament

Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill passed by Parliament

In the Rajya Sabha on July 22, 2019, the Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed. This bill has been brought by the government to make the National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights Commission more efficient.

Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill was approved on July 19, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. The Human Rights Protection Act 1993 was enacted to constitute the National Human Rights Commission, the State Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Courts for the protection of human rights. In addition, some state governments also had proposed to amend the Act.

Highlights

  • Under this Amendment Bill, provision has been made to appoint such person as the Chairman of the Commission, who has been the Judge of the Supreme Court.
  • The number of members of the commission can be increased from two to three, of which one will be a female member.
  • The matters relating to human rights being discharged by other Union territories other than the Union Territory of Delhi can be given to the State Commissions.
  • Action will be taken by the Commission in relation to the Union Territory of Delhi Union.
  • Under this amendment, Chairman of National Backward Classes Commission, Chairman of National Child Rights Protection Commission and Chief Commissioner of Person with disabilities will be included as members of the Commission.
  • The term of the presidents and members of the Commission and the State Commissions can be reduced by five years to three years.
  • Presidents and Members of Commission will be eligible for reappointment.
  • According to the revised bill, the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of the service of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners will be decided by the Central Government.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, responding to a discussion on the Bill in the House, said the Opposition's objections to the provision of reappointment is baseless. He said that a committee is appointed to appoint a member of the commission. In this committee, the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the Lok Sabha, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the leaders of both the Houses of Parliament are the leaders of the Opposition or the largest opposition party.

Q.1 Where is Parliament House of India located?
A. Mumbai
B. New Delhi
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Lucknow
Answer...
Ans: New Delhi
Q.2 Who passed Human Rights Protection(Ammendment) Bill after Lok Sabha
A. Vidhan Sabha
B. Parliamrnt House
C. Rajya Sabha
D. Lok Sabha
Answer...
Ans: Rajya Sabha

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