Press Esc to close
Wednesday 24 August 2016
News updated at 6:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.6°C
Min : 20.9°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

BJP opposing NHRC appointments

New Delhi, May 16, 2013, (PTI) :

The BJP continues to torpedo the UPA government’s appointments in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with attempts being made to instal former Supreme Court judge Justice Cyriac Joseph as the judicial member.

Earlier, the principle opposition party had made botched attempts to check Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s move to get the Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) S C Sinha as an NHRC member.
But the government overruled the BJP’s objection. And the story is being repeated again.

The prime minister had convened a meeting to decide the appointment of the NHRC member and presented before the appointment committee three candidates for selection.

The committee headed by the prime minister also includes the Union home minister, Leaders of the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. In case there is no unanimity in the choice of candidate, the majority decision is taken as final.

The BJP leaders are believed to have given their dissent notes on the move to appoint Justice Joseph owing to objections they have had during his stint as a judge of the apex court. 

It is learnt that Joseph did not deliver the verdict on the disproportionate assets petition against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav before his retirement in 2009, which was contrary to the judicial practice. A reconstituted bench later delivered the verdict.

The BJP has been opposing post-retirement largesse offered by the government to top bureaucrats and judicial officers on the grounds that it is an allurement to curry favours.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

Hyundai Motors India unveils the all new Elantra...

Hyundai Motors India unveils the all new Elantra...

Priests perform Gaja Pooja in Manakula Vinayagar temple, dedicated to the god Ganesha...

Priests perform Gaja Pooja in Manakula Vinayagar temple, dedicated to the god Ganesha...

People on boat, wade through the flooded streets in Allahabad...

People on boat, wade through the flooded streets in Allahabad...

Submerged houses in flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Submerged houses in flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Villagers use tube boats to wade through flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Villagers use tube boats to wade through flooded area of Hajipur, Bihar...

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, right, and Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro stand by IOC...

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, right, and Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro stand by IOC...

Pyrotechnics erupt during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer...

Pyrotechnics erupt during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523