Manipur deputy secretary (Law) on Thursday sought, yet again, before the Manipur High Court through advocate general, for another 10 days to bring out an advertisement (notification) for the appointment of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson and two members.
The division bench of the Manipur High Court had on October 10 given one last opportunity to the state to ensure an advertisement be issued for filling up the post of chairperson in the Manipur Human Rights Commission.
Advocate general of Manipur on Thursday placed a record of the letter of October 19 received by him from the Deputy secretary (Law), government of Manipur, wherein it is stated that owing to the Commissioner (Law), government of Manipur, being away from Imphal so as to attend the All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries held at Ekta Nagar, Gujarat, the advertisement could not be issued in terms of the time frame fixed by the high court. He further stated that given ten more days’ time, the advertisement would be issued.
The HC, after hearing the submission, adjourned the matter for hearing on November 4.
It may be mentioned that the Manipur High Court was given the opportunity in connection with hearing of the public interest litigation filed by Urikhimbam Nobokishore for directing the state government and concern authorities for appointment of the chairperson and one member (Judicial) as mandated under the protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and also for appointment of the necessary officers and the staffs of the MHRC under Manipur Human Rights Commission Service Rules, 2021.