Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government
on Tuesday cleared the name of retired Chief Justice of state High
Court Nisar Ahmad Kakru for the post of chairman of AP Human
Kakru`s name was unanimously approved by the high-level
selection committee comprising Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar
Reddy, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu, among others.
A formal notification appointing Kakru as the HRC
chairman will be issued subsequently, official sources said.
He will hold the post for five years.
Kakru, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, retired last
month as the Chief Justice of AP High Court.
Legislative Council chairman A Chakrapani, a member of
the selection committee, proposed Kakru`s name and it was
Though the state government also considered the name of
retired Supreme Court judge B Sudarshan Reddy for the post, he
reportedly declined to take up the job citing ill health.
The name of another retired judge Bilal Nazki was also in
contention but Kakru emerged as a surprise choice, official
Emerging out of the meeting, Chandrababu said that they
approved Kakru`s name as he belonged to the minority
"We did not suggest any name for the post," he added.
The post of APHRC chairman had been lying vacant for more
than one-and-a-half years after the retirement of B Subhashan
Kakumanu Peda Peri Reddy, a non-judicial member, has been
holding charge as the HRC chief since then.