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Section 39 Protection of Human Rights Act 1993: Members & officers to be public servants

Section 39 (Members and officers to be public servants) under Chapter VIII (Miscellaneous) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 —

❝Every Member of the Commission, State Commission and every officer appointed or authorised by the Commission or the State Commission to exercise functions under this Act shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).❞



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Notes:

The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (No. 10 of 1994) was amended by:
- the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 49 of 2000) (w.e.f. 11-12-2000);
- the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 43 of 2006) (w.e.f. 23-11-2006).

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