The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to appoint Director General in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) within a week.
A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar also directed the Centre to appoint the members of the human rights body within a month, Deccan Chronicle reported.
“You (Centre) will be in trouble if we start hearing this matter and pass some order. We are granting you four weeks to appoint the members. We hope and expect that the process of appointment of members can be concluded in four weeks,” the bench said.
“Why don’t you (Centre) appoint somebody? You have to do it. We are not going to grant you so much time. We will give you three weeks for appointing the members and you appoint the DG in a week,” the bench further added.
Earlier, the top court had expressed displeasure over inordinate delay in filling up vacant positions in the NHRC including that of the Director General of investigation while directing the Centre to enumerate reasons for the delay.