Protection and promotion of human rights constitute the principal concern of the Commission. Pursuant to this objective, the Commission is committed to discharge its functions assigned to it under the Act with transparency and autonomy.
The autonomy of the Commission emanates, inter alia, from the procedures relating to the appointment of the Members, the security of their tenure, their stature, the safeguards provided under Section 23 and 24 of the Act and the status accorded to the Commission under overall scheme of the Act.
The financial autonomy of the Commission is implied under provisions of Section 33 of the Act.
The procedures adopted by the Commission to conduct its proceedings, the suo motu action taken on complaints regardless of the sources received, the openness of its proceedings and the placement of its reports before the State Legislature are key to the strength and transparency of the Commission’s functioning.