HUMAN RIGHTS CELL
Telephone numbersOffice FAX/CUG ADG/Office CUG /Email
ADG HR 0522-2337555, 2337329 / 9454400120/ 9454402520 / humanrightshq@up.nic.in
LOCATION
WIRELESS CHOURAHA, AT POLICE RADIO HEADQUARTER, MAHANAGAR,LUCKNOW


Addl Director General of Police, Human Rights heads the Human Rights Cell functioning as part of DGP Head Quarter. The Human Rights cell was created in June 1996, headed by a DIG and subsequently by an IG.  In 1997, The Govt. of UP created the post of  Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Human Right's on 25.09.97. The number of officers posted at the Human Rights Cell has varied over time. As on 26 June, 2013, the unit is headed by  an ADG with an  IG, DIG and one SP.

 

List of Nodal Officers in police stations (being updated)

 

Besides  Human Rights related matters , the Cell supervises two sections of the DGP, UP Office as well:

 

Section -9:

Section-9 is Headed by an Inspector(M), It attends to matters referred to DGP UP by the various statutory bodies instituted by the Central and state governments for protection of Human Rghts.

 

National Level

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

National Commissions on SC/ST

National Commission for Women

National Commission for Minorities

National Commission for Backward Classes

National Safai Karmachari Ayog http://socialjustice.nic.in/safai.php,

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights

 

State Level

State Human Rights Commission

State Womens’ commission

State BackwardCaste Commission राज्य पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग

(Third Floor, Indira Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow.)

State Scheduled Caste/Tribe Commission

(Tenth Floor, Indira Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow_)

State Minorities Commission,

633, Indira Bhawan, Lucknow

 

Section ( अनुभाग )-11(2):

Section-11 coordinates the work of the police department relating to  the legislature, both,National as well as State level, It also monitors the references from  various committees functioning within them.

 

National Level:

Lok Sabha ~ लोक सभा

Rajya Sabha ~ राज्य सभा

State Level:

Vidhan Sabha ~ विधान सभा

Vidhan Parhsad ~ विधान परिषद्


 

The Committees :

Sansadiya Evam Samajik Sadbhav Samiti; संसदीय एवं सामाजिक सद्भाव समिति

Yachika Samiti; याचिका समिति

Vidhan Sabha Ashwasan Samiti; विधान सभा आश्वासन समिति

Vidhan Parishad Ashwasan Samiti; विधान परिषद् आश्वासन समिति

Visheshadhikar Samiti विशेषाधिकार समिति and

Vittiya Evam Prashasanik Vilamb Samiti वित्तीय एवं प्रशासनिक विलम्ब समिति !


 

Work Charter of  the Human Rights Cell.


 
  1. The complaints from NHRC, NCW, NCSC, NCM, NCBC, NCPCR as well as State Bodies pertaining to Violation of Human Rights, Police Atrocities, Any matters referred by Hon’ Supreme Court / High Court or Commission / Committees referred to  DGP Office are, supervised,coordinated, collated and sent on time to the Agency/commission concerned by the Human Rights cell,

  2. Complaints of serious nature is  enquired into suo moto as well as on instructions by the Human RIghts Cell,

  3. In Matters of grave, immediate and public concern, fact finding is often conducted by the  cell,

  4. Analyses  trends from the data available and seek correctives,

  5. Assess the quality of enquiry from the districts and ensure lacunae is avoided,

  6. Annual assessment of the performance of the department and point out best and worst performers and assess spatial and temporal variations.

  7. Any other work entrusted by the Director General Of Police. UP. (Human RIghts Cell has been entrusted with the work of Anubhag 11(2) which deals with all works pertaining to questions and references raised by Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, VIdhan Sabha, Vidhan Parishad and all committees formed by the Legislature.

  8. The sensitization of Police Personnel at Police Station level on  Human Rights is what is required and going by the sheer number of police personnel in UP (The Largest Police Force in the World) has been the  biggest challenge for the Police Department of Uttar Pradesh. A significant number of concerted efforts have been taken up by the Police Department towards sensitization of the Police Force in Uttar Pradesh.

  1. The training syllabus of various ranks has been revised and relevant human rights curriculum have been incorporated .

  2. Efforts are being made  to organize the Human Rights Sensitization Modules in all districts of U.P. In the module, Police personnel, Personnel of Civil Administration; Eminent persons of  society, social activists, NGOs, Media are invited to participate and interact.

  3. Seminars/ workshops are also being organized periodically. In this series, one day workshop has recently been organized by the Human Rights Cell on 18.12.2008 with the help of NHRC.

  4. All Addl Superintendent of Police in charge of the Police Office work at the district level have been nominated Nodal Officers to look into these matters.

  5. Efforts are underway to nominate nodal officers at the police station level who can be abreast of latest ruling and rules and regulations relating to matters pertaining to human rights of women, children and weaker sections of the society.

  6. All police stations in U.P. display the rights of persons under police custody. There is continuous decline in total no. of complaints to NHRC from UP as would be evident from the statistics provided below.

  7. Deaths in judicial custody are not under police purview as is usually understood.


 

Enquiry Data for the Last three years.


 

Agency

2010


 

2011


 

2012


 

 

Received

Disposed

Received

Disposed

Received

Disposed

NHRC to DG Off

477

477

329

329

427

427

UPHRC to DG Off

215

215

237

237

204

204

NHRC to Dist

3162

3060

1659

1600

1856

1509

NCW to DG Off

44

44

58

58

42

42

NCSC/SSC to DG Off

113

113

64

64

30

30

NCM to DG Off

8

8

165

165

200

200

NCBC/SCBC to DG Off

4

4

6

6

7

7

NCPCR to DG Off

4

4

13

13

80

80

Total

4027

3925

2531

2472

2846

2499



 

EVOLUTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA

The Constitution of India  incorporates "Fundamental Rights" of the citizens.

In India, the protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 defines Human Rights as the rights relating to liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Indian Constitution as embodied in the Fundamental Rights and the International Covenants'.

2. The Concept of Human Rights has evolved over a period of time. Human rights  broadly covers: -

a)   Civil and Political Rights,

b) Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,

Arrest and Use of Brutal Force by the Law Enforcement Agencies in India have been major concern. Law Commission in its consultation paper on Law of Arrest has laid down detailed analysis of various provisions of the Major Acts and guidelines laid down by Courts of the land to ensure that the spirit of the provisions are scrupulously followed. Arrested Persons, have rights - both at the time of arrest and immediately thereafter which are enshrined in Articles 21 and 22(1) of the Constitution. The Supreme Court has observed in several decisions that these rights are to be recognised and scrupulously protected. It has been a constant endeavour from Human Rights Cell to ensure that the referred anomalies are sorted out in true spirit and decorum as is evident from the decrease in number of complaints received by various commissions in last three years.


 

Important Links:

 

International:

 

United Nations: Human Rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) (French) (Spanish)  as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.


 

Declaration in different languages:

Hindi

Urdu

English

 

 

 

List of Human Rights Organisations :

 

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF)

 राष्ट्रीय मानव अधिकार संस्थानों का एशिया प्रशांत मंच (ए पी एफ)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

 अफगानिस्तान इंडिपेंडेंट ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन

Australian Human Rights Commission

 आस्ट्रेलियन ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

 मानव अधिकार हेतु संयुक्त राष्ट्र उच्चायुक्त (यू एन एच सी एच आर)

Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights

 इंडोनेशियन नेशनल कमीशन ऑन ह्यूमन राइट्स

National Human Rights Institution Forum (NHRI)

 राष्ट्रीय मानव अधिकार संस्थान मंच (एन एच आर आई)

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

 ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ मलेशिया

National Human Rights Commission of Nepal

 नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ नेपाल

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

 न्यूजीलैंड ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights

 पेलेस्टीनियन इंडिपेंडेंट कमीशन फॉर ह्यूमन राइट्स

National Human Rights Commission of Korea

 नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ कोरिया

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand

 नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ थाइलैंड

Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

 ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ दी मालदीव

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

 ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ श्रीलंका

National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh

 नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन ऑफ बांग्लादेश

Amnesty International

 एमनेस्टी इंटरनेशनल

Asian Human Rights Commission

 एशियन ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन


 

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List of Nodal Officers in police stations (being updated)