Internship Experience @ Chhattisgarh Human Rights Commission, Raipur: Lectures, Witness Court Proceedings

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Chhattisgarh Human Rights Commission, Raipur

Application Process with contact details

Send your CV with an application stating the intended duration of internship at the following address.

Near DKS Bhawan, Byron Bazar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

Contact them and ask if they have received it and whether you have been selected.

Duration of Internship and timings

June 8 2016- June 28 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The first impression was that of a typical government office. The infrastructure is not very sophisticated but is comfortable.

The first day you would be asked to register and meet the legal officer.

He will brief you about their work and you would be asked to buy a bare act for The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

Main tasks

The Commission receives several complaints which are recorded in files.

One has to read the files and make a summary of each case.

At the end of the internship all these have to be compiled in the form of a report which has to be submitted.

Sometimes lectures are given regarding the work of the commission and students are allowed to witness some of the proceedings.

Work environment and people

The work environment is very relaxed.

Best things

A lot can be learnt about the nature and the processing of complaints by the Human Rights Commission.

Bad things

The officers do not take any initiative to help out the interns and if approached it is taken in a bad taste.

The process is very slow and needs to be changed soon.

Stipend

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

Government offices are fine for the first year as it gives a fair exposure but from the second year onwards working under an advocate or joining a firm is advisable.

Any Other Thing

It is necessary to be fluent in spoken and written Hindi.

Accommodation

Stayed at my relatives’ place as my family is based there. However, Raipur has many options for PG and hostel, so that won’t be a problem.

Office Timings

10 am to 1 pm

The timings are quite relaxed you can leave a little earlier if you wish.

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  1. I interned there and yes it is only fine for first year. Also, it is true that if approached the officers take it in a bad taste. I approached them and have experienced it personally.

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