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Vijayabharathi Sayani Appointed Acting Chairperson of NHRC Following Justice Arun Mishra's Departure

By Jhanak Singh      04 June, 2024 05:56 PM      0 Comments
Vijayabharathi Sayani Appointed Acting Chairperson of NHRC Following Justice Arun Mishras Departure

New Delhi: Vijayabharathi Sayani has been appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Sayani took over the charge after retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Arun Mishra demitted the office of Chairperson on June 1.

The new appointment was notified on June 3 by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

"The President, under Section 7(1) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, is pleased to authorise Smt Vijaya Bharathi Sayani, Member, National Human Rights Commission, to act as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, with effect from 02.06.2024, until the appointment of a new Chairperson in the NHRC to fill such vacancy,” the notification read.

Sayani was appointed as an NHRC member in December 2023 and had earlier practiced as an advocate before the Telangana High Court.

She has served in various capacities for numerous professional and social organizations, including the Anjani Matha Seva Trust, the Samvardhinee Nyas, and Pragna Bharati, all of which focus on the holistic and multi-dimensional empowerment of women.

She has conducted over 100 workshops for female students at various colleges to raise awareness about various issues and rights and has received several awards from different organizations for her contributions to women's welfare.

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Vijayabharathi Sayani has been appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). She assumed the position following the departure of retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Arun Mishra, who stepped down from the role on June 1.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced the new appointment on June 3.

"The President, under Section 7(1) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, is pleased to authorize Smt Vijaya Bharathi Sayani, Member, National Human Rights Commission, to act as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, with effect from 02.06.2024, until the appointment of a new Chairperson in the NHRC to fill such vacancy,” the notification read.

Sayani, who was appointed as an NHRC member in December 2023, previously practiced as an advocate before the Telangana High Court. She has held various roles in numerous professional and social organizations, including the Anjani Matha Seva Trust, the Samvardhinee Nyas, and Pragna Bharati, which are dedicated to the holistic and multi-dimensional empowerment of women.

Additionally, Sayani has led over 100 workshops for female students at various colleges to promote awareness of different issues and rights. She has been recognized with several awards from various organizations for her significant contributions to women's welfare.



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