‘India Must Respect and Protect Human Rights for Good Governance’

The Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Justice H.L. Dattu addressing at the Valedictory Session of the two-day National Seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in New Delhi on September 22, 2017.
The Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Justice H.L. Dattu addressing at the Valedictory Session of the two-day National Seminar on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in New Delhi on September 22, 2017.

The 2-day national seminar organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Good Governance, Development and Human Rights concluded in Delhi today.

Addressing the concluding session, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that good governance is very important to sustain India and governance can be good only if it is accountable, transparent, and participative.

The suggestions at the seminar included improvement in health care systems, quality education, infrastructure and research in order to check corruption.

Prasad said that the government has incorporated digital governance for empowerment of India and to provide good governance. About the new government plans, the minister revealed that his government is proposing to link citizens’ driving licenses with Aadhaar number to stop their duplication.

“Access to justice is also good governance and judiciary should also look into this aspect,” Prasad suggested.

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Earlier, NHRC Chairperson, Justice H. L. Dattu, said that good governance is rooted in the empowerment of people and this can help foster respect and protection for human rights.

Principles of human rights help guide the development of legislations, policies, programme and budgetary allocation, he said.

“Proper implementation of good governance will also lead to the effective realization of the UN’s 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals,” Justice Dattu said.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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