The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) was established on 6 March 2001. The Commission in its full strength will have a Chairperson and two Members.
The MSHRC promotes respect for human rights. It uses education, information and publicity to promote, protect and enforce human rights.
It also helps people to resolve situations where there might have been infringement by public servants of fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India.
If people are unable to resolve complaints themselves and if the complaints are found to be within the Commission’s jurisdiction, the Commission can provide investigation and redress into such complaints.