Submit Complaint Online Now to National Human Rights Commission!

Now Human Rights Commission provides citizen of this country to submit complaints online . Click on this link and you will be taken to page where you can fill the field and submit complaints. However, it is suggested you read the FAQ provided by NHRC website to understand what type of complaints are entertained and what types of complaint NOT

What powers have been vested with the Commission relating to inquiries?

While inquiring into complaints under the Act, the Commission shall have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and in particular the following, namely;

a) Summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses and examining them on oath;
b) discovery and production of any document;
c) receiving evidence on affidavits;
d) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
f) any other matter which may be prescribed.

Does the Commission have its own investigation team?

Yes, the Commission has its own investigating staff headed by a Director General of Police for investigation into complaints of human rights violations. Under the Act, it is open to the Commission to utilise the services of any officer or investigation agency of the Central Government or any State Government. The Commission has associated, in a number of cases, non – Governmental organizations in the investigation work.

Is the Commission Autonomous?

Yes, the autonomy of the Commission derives, inter-alia, from the method of appointing its Chairperson and Members, their fixity of tenure, and statutory guarantees thereto, the status they have been accorded andthe manner in which the staff responsible to the Commission – including its investigative agency – will be appointed and conduct themselves. The financial autonomy of the Commission is spelt out in Section 32 of the Act.

The Chairperson and Members of the Commission are appointed by the President on the basis of recommendations of a Committee comprising the Prime Minister as the Chairperson, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, the Home Minister, the leaders of the opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha as Members.

How does the Commission inquire into complaints?

The Commission while inquiring into complaints of violations of human rights may call for information or report from the Central Government or any State Government or any other authority or organization subordinate thereto within such time as may be specified by it; provided that if the information or report is not received within the time stipulated by the Commission, it may proceed to inquire into the complaint on its own; on the other hand, if, on receipt of information or report, the Commission is satisfied either that no further inquiry is required or that the required action has been initiated or taken by the concerned Government or authority, it may not proceed with the complaint and inform the complainant accordingly.

What steps are open to the Commission after inquiry?

The Commission may take any of the following steps upon the completion of an inquiry:

1) Where the inquiry discloses the commission of violation of human right or negligence in the prevention of violation of human rights by a public servant, it may recommend to the concerned Government or authority theinitiation of proceedings for prosecution or such other action as the Commission may deem fit against the concerned person or persons;

2) Approach the Supreme Court or the High Court concerned for such directions, orders or writs as that Court may deem necessary;

3) Recommend to the concerned Government or authority for the grant of such immediate interim relief to the victim or the members of his family as the Commission may consider necessary.

What procedure is prescribed under the Act with respect to armed forces?

The Commission may on its own motion or on the basis of petitions made to it on allegations of human rights violations by armed forces, seek a report from the Central Government. On receipt of the report, it may either not proceed with the complaint or, as the case may be, make its recommendations to the Government. According to the Act, the Central Government shall inform the Commission of the action taken on the recommendations within three months or such further time as the Commission may allow. It is further stipulated that the Commission shall publish its report together with its recommendations made to the Central Government and the action taken by that Government on such recommendations. A copy of the report so published will also be given to the petitioner.

Can the complaint be in any language?

They may be in Hindi, English or in any language included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The complaints are expected to be selfcontained. No fee is charged on complaints. The Commission may ask for further information and affidavits to be filed in support of allegations whenever considered necessary. The Commission may in its discretion, accept telegraphic complaints and complaints conveyed through FAX or by e-mail. Complaints can also be made on the mobile telephone number of the Commission.

What kind of complaints are not entertained by the Commission ?

Ordinarily, complaints of the following nature are not entertained by the Commission:

a) In regard to events which happened more than one year before the making of the complaints;
b) With regard to matters which are sub-judice;
c) Which are vague, anonymous or pseudonymous;
d) Which are of frivolous nature;
e) Which pertain to service matters.

What is the responsibility of the authority/State/Central Governments to which reports / recommendations have been send by the Commission?

The authority/State Government/Central Government has to indicate its comments/action taken on the report/recommendations of the Commission within a period of one month in respect of general complaints and within three months in respect of complaints relating to armed forces.

What are its major initiatives?

Civil Liberties
Review of statutes, including Terrorist & Disruptive Activities Act, and (draft) Prevention of Terrorism Bill, 2000
Protection of human rights in areas of insurgency and terrorism
Guidelines to check misuse of the power of arrest by the police
Setting up of Human Rights Cells in the State/City Police Headquarters
Steps to check custodial deaths, rape and torture
Accession to the Convention against Torture, Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions.
Discussion on adoption of a Refugee Law for the country
Systemic reforms of police, prisons and other centers of detention
Visit to Jails, mental hospitals and similar other institutions
Review of laws, implementation of treaties, and the international instruments on human rights
Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
Elimination of bonded labour and child labour Issues concerning Right to Food
Prevention of maternal anaemia and congenital mental disabilities In the child
Human Rights of persons affected by HIV/AIDS
Public Health as a human rights issue
Rights of the vulnerable groups
Rights of women and children, minorities, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
People displaced by mega projects
People affected by major disasters such as the super-cyclone in Orissa and the earthquake in Gujarat.
Monitoring the functioning of the Mental hospitals at Ranchi, Agra and Gwalior, and the Agra Protection Home, under a Supreme Court remit.
Action Research on Trafficking
Promotion and protection of the rights of the disabled.
Rights of Denotified and nomadic tribes
Welfare of the destitute widows of Vrindavan
Elimination of manual scavenging
Promotion of human rights literacy and awareness in the educational system and more widely in society.
Human rights training for the armed forces and police, public authorities, civil society, and students
Research through well-known academic institutions and NGOs on various issues relating to human rights
Publication of Annual Report, monthly Newsletter, Annual Journal, and research studies
Consultation with NGOs and experts/specialists on Human Rights Issues

What is the composition of the Commission?

Hon’ble Justice Shri S. Rajendra Babu Chairperson
Hon’ble Justice Shri G.P. Mathur Member
Hon’ble Justice Shri B.C. Patel Member
Vacant Member
Shri P.C.Sharma Member
Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities Ex-officio Member
Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ex-officio Member
Chairperson, National Commission for Women Ex-officio Member

The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission is its Secretary General ‘Shri A.K. Jain’, Director General (Investigation) is Shri Sunil Krishna’ and Registrar (Law) is Shri A.K. Garg.

State Human Rights Commissions The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 makes provisions for the establishment of State Human Rights Commissions, 14 States have already set up such bodies

Where is the Commission located and what are its contact numbers ?

National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House,
Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.
Facilitation Centre (Madad): (011) 23385368
Mobile No. 9810298900 (For complaints-24 hrs.)
Fax: (011) 23386521 (complaints)/23384863 (Administration)/ 23382734(Investigation)
Email: (General)/ complaints) (Research Division)
Web site:


  1. mrs shraddha sachin dhamankar says:

    respected sir/ madam
    i am a familiar lady staying with my husband and tow kids and joint famili in 50/104 prathamesh co op hsg soc c s r complex ekta nagar kandivali west mumbai 400067. in my soc i was the chairperson from last4 years but in 2008-09 one lady purchased two flats in 6th floor from when she came in the soc i dont know why she is creating nuisance for me once when renovation was going on in her flat that time twice her workers kept tap open so that lots of water was wested and as a chairperson i told her to pay penulty for that but she didn’t paid either she threatened me that she will teach me lesson but i didn’t taken it seriously suddenly one day she went to secretory to say that our that time watchman is doing vulgar activities and she slapt that watchman that day in evening secratery called a meeting and told her that she should not bit any on duty person but i said if that person has done the same thing then he should be removed and we removed that watchman suddenly after two days she went to police station and lodged a complaint against my husband that he knocked her door in midnight3o clock and threightened her that if she says a single word against me then my husband will kill her by keeping bomb in her scooty,and the highlight is that time my husband was in Indore for his program purpose. we know why she is doing all this things because she and another lady who is not a member and she was working in flat no 702 as maid to an old age actor who was staying alone and after his death she started saying that she is that late members widow and she(priya) came to me after his death and asked me to help her to make false documents but i told her that if she produce me all the proper documents after that only i will help her so she also told me that without my help also she can do it and after wards she will teach me a lesson and now those two ladies 1)PRITI2)PRIYA they both are running someracket because they both are staying alone and i was the main stone in there road so they trying to remove me and my family from there parh they filed a chapter case against me and my husband by which we are in trouble very badly i dont know why police didnot filed cross case against them because i also lodged many complaints against them, they are just trying to spoil our lives because my husband is an artist and our profession is that only but every Friday we have to be present in front of a. c.p so many shows are being canceled and we are suffering financial problems for that, no body is there to listen to us because they are single ladies and they having lots of times to do all this things and also many strong backing they are having those who are working in mantralaya in law and judiciary dept also many local politicians are there also to help and because we are staying with family and i cannot satisfy anybody personally so nobody is there to help me and my family .you are our last hope if you also cant help us then me and my family only have one way to get relief from this kind of meaningless torture that is death,because we are peace loving persons but we know when anything wrong is happening front of you i should stop that and for that only i am getting these rewards.

  2. ASHISH SHARMA says:


  3. Leena Mehta says:

    Subject: – Forceful termination of Postpaid Asst.Manager (Leena Mehta), without any specific reason or any without any prior intimation.
    This is to inform that, I (Leena Mehta) Ex. Asst Manager of Postpaid loop process was working with your company from May 2012 to Oct 2012.
    On 20th Oct 2012,I was called by Shefali Sharma(General Manager of C2C) and was asked to Leave and When I tried to ask for the reason, I didn’t get any proper answers.
    During my working period from May to October , I had shown an upward trend on the performance chart. So, PERFORMANCE,SELF ATTENDANCE OR ANY SORT OF INTEGRITY were not an Issue in my case.Then, What made the senior’s take this decision ?
    What, I Understand from everything that has happened is that,Shrikant (Manager of C2C)has a major role in this decision.
    His (Shrikant’s) Intensions were not right from the very beginning ,he used to make me sit next to him for hours without any reasons during working hours and then, when my work used to remain pending , he used to ask me to sit for 13 to 14 hours in the office and complete the same .
    I had sent him many Official mails stating the problems in the Loop Process, but had never received any help from him. Instead he was the one creating all the politics in the Office , since he wanted the control of all things in his hands. (And in my case ,he has influenced and poisoned the clients’ brains against me)
    Other than this ,he tried to get physical with me by placing his hand on my shoulder to which I objected time and again. And since he didn’t succeed in his intentions , he used to create issues of every single small thing and used to make a mountain out of a mole on every single occasion.
    After bearing all his mental and physical harassment, I strongly object to the company decision of forceful termination without any reason or without any intimation , where I was not given any chance to speak or explain anything .It is total injustice with me and also against the Law, Natural Justice.
    Just an FYI , I was happily working with another company , when I was called by Shefali Sharma to Join C2C.I had clearly told her my requirements and that I run the house and how important this Job , means to me . Now, due to this “Uncalled for Situation”, I have to face big problems and I require total Justice .
    I am liable for compensation for all this mental and physical harassment , I had to face in your company and 3 months salary (As per company Law) to be paid .Since , it has been a forceful termination without any reason or prior notice.
    The situation right now is such, that Shefali Sharma doesn’t receive my calls nor does revert to any of my sms’s .
    Request you ,kindly extent your support in this matter.

  4. i am struggle to four year nobody help me neither family nor society. i did marriage with same religion after marriage my husband family not accept me then we both are leaving together but after six months he left and till he didn’t concern with me .i had try hand but he and his family member told me submit divorce otherwise result well be very dangerous .please tell me what should i do ? i am 23year old lady and i am only done my inter 12

  5. Swadesh Ranjan Saha Roy says:

    This is to inform you that I am Swadesh Ranjan Saha Roy, resident at 1/32 Chandra Kumar Banerjee Lane, Post- Shibpur , Dist. – Howrah – 711102. I am an Account holder of(Kasundia Co-Operative Bank Ltd., 122/1 Swami Vivekananda Road, Howrah-711101.)vide A/C no. SB-42492. Due to Bank internal issue I am not able to withdrawn my Deposited amount from bank last few months ago. But I need amount as urgent basis, because we ( myself & my wife) suffering for physical problem( me with orthopaedic problem on leg and my wife suffering chronic spondaic last 1 & ½ years). Last few months we have already spend so much amount for that (loan against interest from local market). For loan repay and ongoing treatment we need more money in urgent basis, Please give us the way forward to getting my own money. At the age of 66 I am not able to go to bank for depositing the document. Please help an old age person.

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