NHRC to hold Open Hearing & Camp Sitting at Ranchi, Jharkhand and visit Mental Health Care Institutions followed by a workshop from 16th to 18th August, 2022

New Delhi, 12th August, 2022

A delegation of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India, led by its Chairperson, Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, is visiting Jharkhand in connection with an “Open Hearing & Camp Sitting” at Ranchi on 16th August, 2022.

After the hearing of the cases, the delegation will be visiting the mental health care institutions in Ranchi, followed by a workshop on 17th and 18th August, 2022.

Besides the NHRC Chairperson, Mr. Justice Arun Mishra and the Members, Mr. Justice M.M. Kumar, Dr. D.M. Mulay, Mr. Rajiv Jain, the delegation will include NHRC Secretary General, Mr. D.K. Singh, DG (I), Mr. Manoj Yadava, Registrar (L), Mr. Surajit Dey, Joint Secretary, Mr. Harish Chandra Chaudhary and other senior officers.

The Commission will hear 53 cases of human rights violations in the presence of the complainants and the public authorities during the open hearing and camp sitting at Jharkhand Judicial Academy on 16th Aug, 2022, from 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm. The Hearing will be followed by an interaction with the Civil Society Organisations and the Media at the same venue.

On 17th August, 2022, the NHRC delegation will be visiting Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand and Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi to have first-hand knowledge of the present condition of these mental health care institutions.

On 18th August, 2022, the NHRC, in collaboration with the Jharkhand Government, will organize a workshop on the issues and challenges being faced by the Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences and Central Institute of Psychiatry. It is also aimed at sensitizing different stakeholders on various aspects of mental health care. The participants will be different stakeholders, including the mental health care experts and senior government functionaries.

After the workshop, the Commission will also hold a separate meeting with the senior officers of the Government of Jharkhand and discuss various aspects related to the human rights and quick submission of reports to it in the cases of human rights violations for expeditious disposal of cases.

Prior to this, the Commission had visited and conducted workshops with regard to the Mansik Arogyashala, Gwalior on 12th and 13th July, 2022 and the Institute of Mental Health, Agra on 27th and 28th July, 2022. The Commission intends to formulate a long-term plan for the efficient working of the mental health care institutions.