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Organization Chart

  1. President

    1. Vice-President [Legal]
    2. Vice-President [Organisation]
    3. Vice-President [Projects]
    4. Vice-President [Finance]
    1. General Secretary

    1. Secretary
      [Legal]
      1. Zonal Secretary [South]
      2. Zonal Secretary [North]
      3. Zonal Secretary [East]
      4. Zonal Secretary [West]
      5. Zonal Secretary [North East]
      6. Zonal Secretary [North West]
      7. Zonal Secretary [Central]
    2. Secretary
      [Organisation]
      1. Joint Secretary [South]
      2. Joint Secretary [North]
      3. Joint Secretary [East]
      4. Joint Secretary [West]
      5. Joint Secretary [North East]
      6. Joint Secretary [North West]
      7. Joint Secretary [Central]
    3. Secretary
      [Human Resources]
    4. Secretary
      [Human Rights]
      1. Secretary [Women Rights]
      2. Secretary [Child Rights]
      3. Secretary [Consumer Rights]
      4. Secretary [RTI]
      5. Secretary [RTE]
      6. Secretary [Environment]
    5. Secretary
      [Co-Ordination]
    6. Secretary
      [Planning]
      1. Secretary [Implementation]
    7. Secretary
      [Finance]
About Human Rights Cell Organisation and Committee

A National Committee shall be nominated, under rule 5 of the trust to further the objectives of the trust. The committee may be dissolved and new committee may be appointed if the said committee do not work as per the law, goes against or under performs the said objectives of trust.


The members of the committees so appointed, National or state or which ever may be, can be terminated from said committee, by sole discretion of the trust with the seal of managing trustee. The said committee members do not have a claim to be members of the trust board. National Committee is administrative in objective to further the aims of the trust and is governed by the trust board.


The objectives of the trust are further extended by the following in addition to the already mentioned in the trust deed registered vide 210/2019 on 11th.July 2019 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


HRC is an umbrella body established to uphold, to strengthen and to protect the rights of the exploited, the suppressed, the oppressed and the marginalized sections of the country like Dalits, Adivasis, Minorities, Backward Classes, women and children. It is an effort to bring individuals and organizations that work for human rights across the country under one roof.


It has rights to affiliations from other Human Rights Organizations/Councils all over the country.


Membership

An individual or group of individuals including other organisations willing to work with HRC, with out expectation of any benefits to him or his organization or organisation is termed a member of HRC. Member of organization is not a Trustee in any sense and cannot claim the right of becoming trustee of the organisation.


Individual Membership


Any adult Indian citizen can become member of the HRC provided he/she subscribes to aims and objects of the HRC and is ready to work to achieve the said objects on payment of membership as prescribed by the HRC from time to time.


Organizational Membership


Any organization or institution subscribing to the aims and objects of the HRC can become member.


Aims and Objects

HRC seeks to function as a collective body of human, democratic and civil rights organizations/ non- governmental bodies in India as well as of the concerned individuals in order to achieve the following broad objectives through coordinated and collective activity.


To unite and act against all forms of violations perpetrated against the basic rights, whether natural or constitutional, of the traditionally oppressed, suppressed and exploited sections within the society, namely Dalits, Adivasis, minorities, Backward Classes, women and children. It does not discriminate between caste, creed and religion in case of Human Rights Violations i.e. it does not side with specific caste or creed in case of wrong/misdeed.


To collectively protest against all forms of repression and violation of existing laws, as well as to protect the interests of all victims of such violations through set legal remedies guaranteed by the Constitution of India.


To create awareness of human rights and raise mass consciousness against human rights violations by undertaking public campaigns like bringing out regular information bulletins, setting- up documentation centres, publishing books, and organizing seminars, public meetings, symposia, debates, discussions, etc. at different places of the country and also through human rights watch groups established for the purpose.


To help all people who face hardship in and outside the country as victims of various forms of violation, and /or state neglect / apathy through legal remedies, and/or by coordinating with state / central authorities to act for their protection and safety, as well as by seeking the help of like – minded human rights bodies functioning inside or outside the country.


HRC follows up human rights and advocates their protection and finds appropriate solutions. It also takes part with the concerned authorities in raising awareness of human rights, in addition to furthering contacts and strengthening relationships with international organizations concerned with human rights.


It also participates in seminars, conducts research and studies and takes part in National and international parliamentarian meetings dealing with human rights, when opportunity arises.


HRC also reviews legislation and regulations in force, in respect of matters which are part of human rights and recommends changes as it deems necessary at appropriate forums in accordance with constitution of India.


The Committee may, in the course of carrying out its functions, co-ordinate with government ministries and other concerned bodies to obtain necessary information and data.


The Executive

The central/National Executive is nominated by the trust for a period of three years commencing on the date it is first appointed. However it shall fall short by ending on 31st. May of the last year, no matter it is one month or two month or a single day in that year. The next committee shall be nominated by the trust with in 03 months and shall continue for three years. Like that of initial committee every committee shall expire on 31st. May of the last year of existence of the committee.


However an ad-hoc committee May be formed in the first term starting the date of formation of the organisation or the date it is constituted for the purpose of completion of registrations if any from government of India.


This term of ad-hoc committee shall however lapses in 2022 by which period a New national committee shall be appointed.


Structure
The body of the organisation shall have 3 Constituent bodies namely

The Trust


The Executive


The General Assembly


The Trust : The trustees of the organisation shall constitute the board. The present trustees are:

Yashoda Lakshmi K


Kuppili GSSDV Rama Krishna


Executive Committee has the power to constitute sub committees for special purposes, to appoint and fill necessary staff as and when necessary, and to fix their remuneration.


Executive Committee has the power to acquire and dispose of movable and improvable properties subject to the concurrence of the Trust Board.


Executive Committee has the power to expel any member, who is defined as member under the rules membership and who acts against the interests of the organisation.


The central/national executive here afterwards termed as the executive.


The Executive Committee shall meet every six months or as and when necessary. The Executive Committee will control and guide overall functioning of the organisation as the supreme decision making body under the control and direction of the Trust board where deemed necessary. It will take- up all serious and important issues at state, national and international levels, deal with the governmental authorities, and initiate steps for judicial action if necessitates.


Apart from nominating/guiding and dealing with State/ District/Taluk Committees as under bye laws, the central Executive Committee shall deal with like minded organizations inside or outside the country.


The Committee's meeting shall start in the presence of the Chairman and the majority of its members. If quorum is not attained, the Chairman shall postpone the meeting for half an hour. If the quorum is not obtained, the meeting shall be deferred for another time.


The Committee’s meetings shall not be public. No one may attend its meetings who is other than members and trustees, and whoever the Committee decides to invite, from experts in relation to a subject put forward to it.


Committee’s meetings shall not be valid except in the presence of the majority of its members, and its recommendations shall be issued by the majority of the votes of the members present. In case of a tie, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.


However the trust board have a final say on any matter decided by the committee. However, the trust board shall not normally intervene in the functioning of the organisation.


A minutes of meeting shall be prepared for each meeting, in which the matters and issues discussed and resolutions and recommendations adopted shall be entered.


The Chairman may order that any words be deleted from the minutes of the meeting contrary to the provisions of these Bye-Laws. If this is contested, the matter shall be proposed to the Trust Board who shall issue its resolution uncontested.


After the minutes of meeting are approved, they shall be signed by the Chairman of the Committee and the secretary, and shall be maintained on the Committee’s records. However any decision taken in contravention of bye laws will be invalidated by the trust board and such issues pertaining to bye laws cannot be undertaken for discussion in any of the committee's meeting, contravention to which leads to desolution of the committee.


At the beginning of each term of the Consultative Council, the Committee shall resume, on its own, discussion and review of matters pending.


The Committee may, at the end of each meeting, prepare on an urgent basis a summary of its minutes of meeting, which shall sum up the matters discussed by the Committee to put it at the disposal of mass media.


The Committee shall receive complaints and grievances of Human Rights violations coming to it and study them and take the appropriate action accordingly. The complaints and grievances must be signed by the applicants who must provide their domicile, and must be free of any obscene language. Each member of the Committee may have access to any complaint or grievances upon a request to be made to the Chairman of the Committee, with due regard to the need not to divulge information.


The Committee shall have the power to accept the resignation of its members. Resignations shall be tendered in writing to the Chairman of the Committee, and shall be submitted to the Committee at the beginning of the session that follows the expiry of the tenth day after it is tendered. A member may back down on his resignation before the Committee decides to accept it.


A member of this organisation shall be removed from membership by the Executive Committee with a simple majority of the existing members in case it is found that his activities are detrimental to the general welfare of the organisation. However, the expelled member can appeal to the General Assembly on his expulsion. Like wise, any office bearer of the organisation with the exception of the trustees shall be expelled in a meeting of the Executive Committee specially convened for the purpose, with a simple majority. Such meeting shall have 7-day notice. How ever the expelled member can appeal to the General Assembly on his expulsion.


However, no member of the HRC shall go against integrity and solidarity of the Nation, nor shall in any circumstance, shall criticize government action against terrorism or any armed moment like naxalism, which is detrimental to peaceful co-existence of the country. The committee or general assembly cannot take up any issue against Indian culture and heritage, or criticize the same. Criticism against Indian culture and heritage shall be taken as an issue for dismissal from membership without any notice or giving any chance of representation. The term minority in the bye-laws shall not refer to any religious group, but represents the socially oppressed group in a specific area, and it varies from area to area. Hence the term minority shall apply to base level of the organization i.e. taluk level only. There shall not be any representation in the name of minority at district/state or national level.


A member of this organisation shall be removed from membership by the Executive Committee with a simple majority of the existing members in case it is found that his activities are detrimental to the general welfare of the organisation. However, the expelled member can appeal to the General Assembly on his expulsion. Like wise, any office bearer of the organisation with the exception of the trustees shall be expelled in a meeting of the Executive Committee specially convened for the purpose, with a simple majority. Such meeting shall have 7-day notice. How ever the expelled member can appeal to the General Assembly on his expulsion.


The executive committee have no right to discuss amendment of bye laws, as such discussion on the issue leads to desolution of the executive, with effect from the date and time the agenda for change of bye laws is notified.


The Managing Trustee


shall be the Chairman of the National Executive committee with the power of veto, in times of necessity.
The Quorum

The quorum for the General Assembly meeting shall be 51 % of the total members and of the Executive Committee two third of the total members. A postponed meeting shall have no quorum other than the number of members present provided that there shall be no change of agenda. Notice for a postponed meeting is 7 days.


Official Year/Term of office

The official and financial year of the HRC shall be from 1 April to 31 March and the term of office of all committees shall be three years.


The accounts of each financial year shall be audited by an auditor appointed for the purpose by the Executive Committee. It shall adopt and pass audited accounts.


The General Assembly shall also meet if one third of the members make a written request to the Chairman.


The committee may have working groups like a) Dalits b) Adivasis c) minorities in terms described in this bye law d) women e) legal profession and f) media. The conveners of the groups shall be elected by the General Assembly and they shall be ex- officio members of the Executive Committee with full voting rights. Each working group will deal with respective issues coming under its purview and will report to the Executive Committee to take necessary action / steps, whenever and wherever necessary.


A Committee member may not absent himself from its meeting for more than two consecutive meetings without obtaining the Committee Chairman’s permission. He may not also seek permission for absence for an unlimited period of time.


The Committee shall issue its resolution considering the member resigned if he absents himself from four consecutive meetings or six unconsecutive meetings without acceptable reason. The member absenting himself shall be invited to give his reasons before the Committee issues its resolution.


A member of the Committee may not leave the meeting without the intention to come back, before it ends except with the Chairman’s permission.


No member may interrupt the speaker or make a remark about him. Only the speaker may draw the Chairman’s attention while speaking to the need to comply with the provisions of these Bye-Laws. A member may not talk about the personal affairs of any person, and the Chairman may draw his attention to this point. This is to maintain strict discipline in working environment of the HRC. But, this shall not be exclusive of the time limit i.e. should not drag too much, so that others also should be given a chance to participate in the debate/proceedings of the Committee or General Assembly.


If a member disturbs order by violating the provisions of these Bye-Laws, or in any other way, or if he utters words which are obscene or that cause detriment to the country’s Heritage and culture, or defames, with bad faith, any of his colleagues or members of the government or the competent authorities, or causes an insult or directs obscene words at, or make threat to any of them, or breaks the rules of courtesy in any way, the Chairman shall call him by his name and warn him to keep order. If he objects, the Chairman shall refer the matter to the Committee to resolve it without any discussion.


If the member does not comply with the Committee’s resolution, the Chairman shall adopt the measures which ensure implementation of the resolution. He may suspend the meeting or defer it, and in this case the ban imposed against the offending member shall extend to twice the period decided by the Committee.


A member who has been banned from participating in the Committee’s meetings, under the two preceding Articles, may request that the Committee’s resolution be suspended if he submits a written apology expressing his regret for not respecting the Committee’s procedures. Such apology shall be read out during the meeting, and the Committee shall issue its resolution on the request without discussion.


If, during the same session, a member repeats an act that warrants his ban from participation in the Committee’s meetings, no apology shall be accepted from him, and the Committee in this case may decide to ban him from participation in its meetings for a period not exceeding three months or consider that he has forfeited confidence and trust, and notify the Chairman of the HRC accordingly to take the appropriate action.


The funds of the Organisation are drawn from subscriptions from the individual and organization members and donations from the public as well as from government of India in the form of grants.


However, HRC shall not accept any financial help from political parties, domestic or foreign. The HRC shall receive no funds with out issuing a printed receipt.


The income of the HRC shall be remitted, in any scheduled bank in the name of the General Secretary and Treasurer and the General Secretary shall keep accounts for such income.