Prospects of annual reports of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) coming to public domain look brighter as four reports of the commission are likely to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly during the forthcoming winter session.
Never before annual reports of the SHRC were made public in the State. Replying to a query asked under RTI Act, the commission said the State Law Minister had given its consent for tabling of reports.
A fresh notice has been issued for laying of annual reports for the year, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2007-08.
“The annual report of any public organisation gives a glimpse of activities taken up by the said organisation. It helps creating public awareness among people about their rights-related matters being dealt by the organisation,” said Biswapriya Kanungo, a human rights activist who had sought the information. As per the reply, annual reports of four different years were submitted to government at different times.