News Delhi, May 13: The former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, has been appointed as new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission on May 13.
Mr. Justice Balakrishnan, who demitted office on Tuesday, gave his consent on Wednesday for being considered for appointment to the post.
The NHRC chairperson’s position was lying vacant for about a year after the retirement of former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Babu from the post.
Sabharwal ruled out
The Centre already made its intentions clear that it was not considering another former CJI, Y. K. Sabharwal.