Former CJI HL Dattu selected as NHRC chairperson

Q.  Which former CJI was selected as chairperson of NHRC on 23rd February 2016?
- Published on 25 Feb 16

a. Justice Rajinder Mal Lodha
b. Justice P. Sathasivam
c. Justice Vineet Saran
d. Justice HL Dattu

ANSWER: Justice HL Dattu
65 year old Former Chief Justice of India HL/ Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was selected as the next Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 23rd February 2016 with a tenure of 5 years.  Date was cleared for appointment by a committee led by PM Narendra Modi and constituted of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien. Date’s name has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for approval. He retired from CJI of SC on 2nd December 2015.

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