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Human Rights Protection Cell


Name Rank Contact Details Photograph
Shri M. Pratap, IPS Addl D.G.of Police
Human Rights Protection Cell,
0671-2300203 (O)

0671-2302697 (FAX)
Email Id –


“ The Human Rights Protection Cell is a Specialised Wing of State Police created in the year 1981 with a view to strengthen the mechanism of dealing with Crime against weaker sections i.e. SC/ST population and women in distress. It monitors the investigation of dowry related cases such as dowry homicide, dowry suicide, dowry torture & non-dowry torture, atrocity on SC/ST & death in police custody. It acts as Nodal Agency of the NHRC,OHRC,NCW,S.C.W, National Commission for SCs & National Commission for STs etc. Thus all the crimes relating to SC/ST and women population except rape is dealt under the supervision & control of this unit. Besides, the Special Investigation Units constituted in 7(Seven) districts now extended in 29 districts of the State and meant for monitoring the crimes against women are also likely to strengthen the hands of this cell.

Grievance/ Petition Cell:

Public grievances & grievance petitions relating to torture on married woman demanding dowry, atrocity on SC/ST and other related matters were received in the State HRPC & were disposed of by taking appropriate legal action on them.
There is also interaction with various citizens committees, peace committees, residents association, various other associations and non-Governmental organizations and other components of civil society.

Complt. Received From N.H.R.C.:

It deals with the complaints received from National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi & takes appropriate action in it. The State HRPC being the Nodal Agency is pursuing with different authorities to expedite action taken reports within the stipulated time fixed by the NHRC.

Complts. Received From OHRC, BBSR :

It deals with the complaints received from Odisha Human Rights Commission, Bhubaneswar & takes appropriate action in it.

Complt. Received From State Commission For Women:

It deals with the complaints received from Odisha State Commission for Women Bhubaneswar & takes appropriate action in it.




Working hours both for office and public:

working hours both for offices and public is from 10 A.M to 5 P.M

Grievance Redress Mechanism: A Grievance Cell has been functioning to redress grievances of the members of the public as well as police personnel on their personal appearance or on receipt of written petition from them.

Any of the public can appear in the grievance cell on any working day during thr offices hours i.e. between 10 A.M to 5 P.M.

A number of petitions are received through the office of the president of India, PM of India, Supreme Court & High Court, Governor, Chief Minister and other Ministers, NHRC, State Human Right Commission, State Mahila Commission etc. these petition are sent to the concerned Ss.P. for prompt enquiry and report.

A number of press clippings are received from the Govt. and these are sent to the concerned Ss.P. for prompt enquiry and report.

On receipt of enquiry reports from different quarters, the same are examined thoroughly and steps taken to redress the grievances. Some times reports are also sent to different higher quarters.

Sincere attempts are made to promptly redress genuine grievances of the members of the public.

Natiional Human Rights Commission.

Human Rights : Latest Legislations

The Govt. of India enacted a number of legislations in consonance with its commitments towards Human Rights. Some of them are

(a) The Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act, 2000.

(b) The Indecent Representation of Women(Prohibition ) Act-1986

(c) The Commission of Sati(Prevention) Act-1987

(d) The Mental Health Act-1987.

(e) The Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act-1989

(f) The National Commission for Women Act-1990.

(g)The National Commission for Minorities Act-1992.

(h) The National Commission for Backward Classes Act-1993

(i) The Protection of Human Rights Act-1993.