Former Chief Justice of India H L Dattu took charge as the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He is the 7th Chairperson of the NHRC. His appointment announced under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, by the President on the recommendation of the high powered committee headed by the Prime Minister for the tenure of 5 years.
The committee had cleared the name of Justice Dattu for the post last week. The post was lying vacant form the last 8 months after the retirement of Justice K G Balakrishnan. The former Chief Justice Of India (CJI) took over the position from Justice C Joseph, who has been the acting chairperson since the end of the five-year term of former chairperson K G Balakrishnan.
Justice Dattu was Chief Justice of India from September 28, 2014 to December 2, 2015. Born on the 3rd December, 1950 in Chikamagaluru district of Karnataka, Justice Dattu, after completing his early education in Kadur, Tarikere and Birur, moved to Bengaluru to pursue his higher studies. He completed his LL.B. from Bengaluru and enrolled at the Karnataka Bar Council on October 23, 1975 as an advocate and pleaded in civil, criminal, constitutional and taxation matters.
He was appointed as a Judge of the Karnataka High Court on December 18, 1995 and elevated as the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court on the February 12, 2007. On May 18, 2007, he was transferred to head the Kerala High Court. He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on the December 17, 2008. His last appointment was on September 28, 2014 as the Chief Justice of India and retired on December 2, 2015.
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Current Chief Justice Of India : T. S. Thakur
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has been appointed as the Chairperson of NHRC ?
2. Expand the term NHRC.
3. Who is the present Chief Justice Of India ?
4. Name the person who has been replaced by Justice Dattu as NHRC Chairperson ?
Courtesy : The Business Standard