The Advocate general of Manipur on Thursday stated that the state government would explore the possibility of making an interim arrangement under Section 21 (6) of the Act, pending the exercise of appointing a regular chairman to the Manipur Human Rights Commission.
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.
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 for appointment of the necessary officers and the staffs of the MHRC under the Manipur Human Rights Commission Service Rules, 2021.
Counsel of petitioner on Thursday pointed out that a miscellaneous case has been filed, seeking a direction to the state government to take recourse of the provisions of section 21 (6) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, if it is not able to fill up vacancies on a regular basis immediately.
The Advocate general of Manipur stated that an additional affidavit has been prepared and would be filed in the registry during the course of the day and that a copy thereof has already been furnished to the counsel.