Human Rights Commission is working without chairperson - RTI reply13 Sep, 2012
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act shows that the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has been functioning without a chairperson since February, 2012 when the former chairperson Js. Kshitij Vyas resigned.
The reply also reveals that there have been no replacements for two other members whose terms have ended months before. This has left the commission dysfunctional and consequently there has been an enormous increase in the pending cases taking the count to 6,747.
The data also indicate that the number of complaints being filed has gone drastically down from 7,208 cases in 2008-09 to 5,610 complaints in 2011-12. Analysts believe that this is due to people losing faith in the Human Rights Commission.