Justice Arun Mishra | The new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.

Justice Arun Mishra | The new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission

The High Level Appointments Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved the appointment.  Mahesh Mittal Kumar and Dr. Rajiv Jain will be the members of the commission.

justice Arun Mishra.

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, the retired Supreme Court judge, will be the new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). 

The High Level Appointments Committee headed by the Prime Minister approved the appointment on Monday.  Mahesh Mittal Kumar and Dr. Rajiv Jain will be the members of the commission. 

The new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.

However, the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, who was included in the committee, expressed his dissatisfaction in the meeting, expressing his objection to the representative of the SC-ST community not being made a member of the Human Rights Commission.

Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, a resident of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, studied law after taking an MA degree in science because he had a natural interest in it. 

Justice Arun Mishra | The new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission |
Justice Arun Mishra | The new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission |

Advocacy has already been done in his family.  His father Hargovind Mishra was a judge of the Jabalpur High Court, while many relatives in his family are well-known lawyers. 

His daughter is also a lawyer of Delhi High Court.  Despite being a lawyer for almost 21 years, he also worked in law and was associated with Jiwaji University in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

Justice Arun Mishra was first appointed as Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in the year 1999. 

Then when his appointment was permanent, he was transferred to the Rajasthan High Court in the year 2010.  In 2012, he became the Chief Justice of the Kolkata High Court. 

But his appointment in the Supreme Court remained pending.  In the year 2014, he was made a judge of the Supreme Court.

  This three-member bench was headed by Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, while it also included Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari.  Justice Arun Mishra retired from the Supreme Court on 2 September 2020.