National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Idate Commission report

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Constitutional and Non-constitutional Bodies    Source: TH  Context: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) emphasized the need to implement the Idate Commission report, which recommends establishing a permanent commission for Nomadic, Semi-Nomadic, and De-Notified Tribes (NTs, SNTs, and DNTs) in India.   The NHRC called for repealing the Habitual Offenders Act, …

National Human Rights Commission

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies   Source: TH  Context: For the 2nd time in a decade, the UN-backed Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) deferred the accreditation of the National Human Rights Commission, India (NHRC-India).   GANHRI: Formerly known as the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights …

At 80, the highest no. of custodial deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 5 years, Rajya Sabha told

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability   Source: IE   Context: According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the highest number of custodial deaths has been reported in Gujarat (80) In the last five years.   Custodial deaths/extrajudicial killings in India:    Meaning: When an alleged accused has been prosecuted …

Police Reforms:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Important security agencies.   Police Reforms: Context: Recently, the Vice President of India called for renewed thrust to implement reforms in police forces.   Need of the hour: A progressive, modern India must have a police force which meets the democratic aspirations of the people. There is a need to upgrade …

The 2006 Supreme Court ruling on police reforms

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Important security agencies.   The 2006 Supreme Court ruling on police reforms Context: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) core advisory group on criminal justice system reforms has made the following recommendations to the Ministry of Home Affairs: The Union Home Ministry and the State Governments should set up police complaints authorities …

Universal Basic Income

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Universal Basic Income Context: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 116

QUESTIONS: 30/11/2013 ( institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections) Analyze the functioning of NHRC in India. (200 Words) The statistics presented in the recently released National Crime Records Bureau report 2012, reaffirm the rising trend of crimes against women. The abysmal conviction rate for these crimes reveals the ineptness of the …