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Rajasthan High Court: The Division Bench of Sangeet Lodha and Manoj Kumar Garg, JJ., dealt with the petition which was filed by the petitioners seeking directions to the respondents to take necessary steps for constitution of Rajasthan State Commission for Women(‘the Commission’) as mandated by section 3 of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women Act, 1999 (‘the Act’).

The petition averred that the post of Chairperson of the Commission was lying vacant since 20-01-2019, and post of three Members of the Commission were lying vacant since

20-11-2019, and therefore, at present the Commission was not functioning.

The Court made it clear that as per the mandate of provisions of Section 3 of the Act, the State Government is under an obligation to constitute the Commission to be known as the Rajasthan State Commission for Women consisting of Chairperson and four Members. The matter with regard to constitution of the commission as mandated cannot be deferred or kept pending by the State Government for indefinite period.

Additional Advocate General appearing for the State submitted that the appointment of the Chairperson and the Members of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women shall be made within a period of two months.

The Court directed the State Government to appoint the Chairperson and the Members of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women as mandated by provisions of Section 3 of the Act, expeditiously in any case within a period of two months.[Ishwar Prasad v. State of Rajasthan, 2021 SCC OnLine Raj 1274, decided on 28-09-2021]

Suchita Shukla, Editorial Assistant has reported this brief.

For Petitioner(s) : Mr Ishwar Prasad, petitioner, present in person (in DBCW No.10006/21)Mr Rajak Khan (in DBCW No.12421/21)

For Respondent(s) : Mr Anil Kumar Gaur, AAG with Mr. Anupum Gopal Vyas

Legislation UpdatesRules & Regulations

The Central Government makes National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to amend the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2006. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

The Amendment inserts a proviso in Rule 6(3) of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2006:


“Provided that a person who has held office for two terms as Member or two terms as Chairperson, shall not be eligible for re-nomination as a Member or Chairperson, as the case may be:

Provided further that a person who has held office-
(i) for two terms as Member; or
(ii) one term as a Member and one term as Chairperson, shall be eligible for one more term as Chairperson”

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F. No. 61(835)/DD(CPU)/DWCD/Vol-V/2016-17/ 2418-50.— In exercise of the powers conferred under Clause (a) of Sub-Section 2 of Section 17, Section 18 & Sub-Section(1) of the Section 19 of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (4 of 2006), read with the Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Notification F.No.U-11030/1/2007/UTI dated the 15th January, 2008,

Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to appoint Anurag , as Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The Chairperson shall hold office for a term of three years from the date of Notification in the Official Gazette.

Department of Women and Child Development

Notification dt. 03-07-2020

Armed Forces Tribunal
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Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the proposal for appointment of Justice (Retd.) Rajendra Menon, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, to the post of Chairperson, Armed Forces Tribunal in the pay scale of Rs 2,50,000 (fixed) for a period of three years w.e.f the date of assumption of charge of the post, or till attaining the age of 70 tears, whichever is earlier.

Armed Forces Tribunal

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Press Release

News Broadcasters Association (NBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Justice A. K. Sikri, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, as Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26, 2019.

NBSA is an independent body for self-regulation of 24×7 news channels, who are members of the NBA. Justice (Retd.) A. K. Sikri will succeed Justice (Retd.) R. V. Raveendran, who completes his term on May 25, 2019.

“In a statement, NBA President Rajat Sharma said that Justice Sikri’s vast experience in judiciary and an impeccable record as a judge would definitely strengthen self- regulation and NBSA. NBSA he said, is a self-regulatory body that implements the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards and Guidelines for its Member news broadcasters. It is an independent body which is completely free from any interference from the NBA, Sharma added.”

[Press Release dt. 14-05-2019]

News Broadcasters Association

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Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, India continues to remain a Member of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI, Bureau. His position was ratified during the Annual Meeting of the GANHRI General Assembly at Geneva, Switzerland on the 5th March, 2019, wherein he is leading an NHRC, India delegation comprising Mr Justice P.C. Ghose, Member and Mr Jaideep Govind, Secretary General of the Commission.

Justice Dattu was appointed to this position in 2016 after emerging as the unanimous choice of the NHRIs from the Asia Pacific region. He is representing the Asia Pacific region along with the representatives of three more NHRIs in the region at the GANHRI Bureau meetings. Justice Dattu’s vast experience and legal expertise is considered useful in giving a shape to the approach to the GANHRI on the human rights issues being faced by the international community.

The GANHRI Bureau is an important human rights body, which serves as the Management Committee of the GANHRI. The GANHRI Bureau implements all the decisions of the GANHRI General Meetings and directs the operations of the GANHRI between these meetings.

The GANHRI Bureau consists of sixteen, ‘A’ status NHRIs, four from each region, namely, Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific. Besides the Annual General Meetings, the NHRC, India has been regularly taking part in its activities as an active Member of the GANHRI.


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Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur took oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power, on 13-08-2018. Prior to this, Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.  Tribunal Bar Association President Shri M.G. Ramachandran assured the Bench for full cooperation of the Bar Members in day to day business.

  • Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur was born on 5-12-1955 in Karnataka.
  • She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allum Sunmangalamma Women’s College, Bellary, and went on to earn her law degree from Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore.
  • In 1977, the Supreme Court of India sponsored her on a Gender & Law fellowship to England’s University of Warwick.
  • In 2013, she received an honorary doctorate from Karnataka State Women’s University.
  • She was the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and also served as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and the first female judge of the Karnataka High Court.  She demitted her office as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court upon attaining the age of superannuation on 4-12-2017.
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S.O.   3325(E).— In  exercise  of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of Section 6 and Section 7 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (19 of 2010), the Central Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of India appointed Justice Shri Adarsh Kumar Goel, Judge of the Supreme Court of India as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal with effect from the date of publication of this notification  in the Official Gazette for a period of five  years or till he attains the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier.

Ministry of Environment,  Forest and Climate Change