Justice Arun Mishra appointed as the NHRC Chief.
Justice Arun Mishra who retired as the Supreme Court Judge last year on 3 September 2020 has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. He will succeed former Chief Justice of India H L Dattu who retired as the Chairperson last year in December. The post was vacant for almost 6 months. Prior to this, Justice Mishra was appointed as the Judge of SC in 2014. He has also held charge as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan and Calcutta High Courts.
NHRC- National Human rights Commission-Statutory body
It consists of a Chairman and 7 other members (of which three are ex-officio members)
The Chairman and its other members are appointed by the President on recommendations of a high-powered committee headed by the Prime Minister.
Source: safaltaThey are appointed for a term of 5 years or till the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.