State Human Rights Commission

The State Human Rights Commission is headquartered at Srinagar with sub-offices at Doda, Rajouri and Jammu Districts. Sittings of the Commission have been held from time to time in sub-offices. Human Rights Commission has a Chairperson and four Members. At present there are three vacancies of Members in the Commission. The issue regarding filling up of said vacancies is under active consideration of the Government and the process has already been initiated.

From its inception in 1997 till date, the Commission has registered 5153 cases/ complaints out of which 3995 cases have been disposed off.  Ex-gratia relief and Compassionate Appointments have been recommended in 1050 cases. 1158 cases are pending with the Commission. During the year 2009-10, a total of 426 cases have been registered out of which 211 cases have been disposed off and ex-gratia relief/ compassionate appointment has been recommended in 28 cases.