Section 26 in The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993

Title: Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members of State Commission

Description: 1[26. Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members of State Commission.— The salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson and Members shall be such as may be prescribed by the State Government: Provided that neither the salary and allowances nor the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson or a Member shall be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.] 1. Subs. by s.16, ibid., for section 26 (w.e.f. 23-11-2006).

Title: Officers and other staff of the State Commission

Description: (1) The State Government shall make available to the Commission— (a) an officer not below the rank of a Secretary to the State Government who shall be the Secretary of the State Commission; and (b) such police and investigative staff under an officer not below the rank of an Inspector General of Police and such other officers and staff as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of the State Commission. (2) Subject to such rules as may be made by the State Government in this behalf, the State Commission may appoint such other administrative, technical and scientific staff as it may consider necessary. (3) The salaries, allowances and conditions of service of the officers and other staff appointed under sub-section (2) shall be such as may be prescribed by the State Government.

Title: Annual and special reports of State Commission

Description: (1) The State Commission shall submit an annual report to the State Government and may at any time submit special reports on any matter which, in its opinion, is of such urgency or importance that it should not be deferred till submission of the annual report. (2) The State Government shall cause the annual and special reports of the State Commission to be laid before each House of State Legislature where it consists of two Houses, or where such Legislature consists of one House, before that House along with a memorandum of action taken or proposed to be taken on the recommendations of the State Commission and the reasons for non-acceptance of the recommendations, if any.

Title: Application of certain provisions relating to National Human Rights Commission to State Commissions

Description: The provisions of sections 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 shall apply to a State Commission and shall have effect, subject to the following modifications, namely:— (a) references to "Commission" shall be construed as references to "State Commission"; (b) in section 10, in sub-section (3), for the word "Secretary-General", the word "Secretary" shall be substituted; (c) in section 12, clause (f) shall be omitted; (d) in section 17, in clause (i), the words "Central Government or any" shall be omitted.

Title: Human Rights Courts

Description: For the purpose of providing speedy trial of offences arising out of violation of human rights, the State Government may, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High Court, by notification, specify for each district a Court of Session to be a Human Rights Court to try the said offences: Provided that nothing in this section shall apply if— (a) a Court of Session is already specified as a special court; or (b) a special court is already constituted, for such offences under any other law for the time being in force.