Major General Gautam Chauhan will lead Army’s Human Right Cell

New Delhi, 1/1 (AO Bureau ) : Major General Gautam Chauhan has been appointed by the Indian army to lead its newly created Human Rights wing to give high priority to the observance of human rights conventions and values.

Major General Gautam Chauhan took charge as the first Additional Director General Human Rights in the Indian Army on Thursday and will work under the India Army Vice Chief Lieutenant General SK Saini.

The human rights cell will look into any human rights violation report that comes to the Army. As per the mandate, an Indian Police Service officer of SSP/SP rank will be taken on deputation to enhance transparency and ensure investigative expertise is available to the section.

The approval for the human rights cell was given by the Ministry of Defence in August 2019.

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