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Human Rights Protection Cell.


Name Rank Contact Details Photograph
Shri S.M. Narvane,IPS Addl.D.G.P, HRPC, Odisha, Cuttack. 0671-2300203 (Office)
0671-2302697 (FAX)
94389-15979 (CUG Mbl.)
Email Id –
Shefeen Ahamed K., IPS I.G of Police, HRPC, Odisha, Cuttack ..................

  • 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 except rape is dealt under the supervision & control of this unit.

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.

Complaints 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:

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.

  • A number of petitions are received through the office of the Hon'ble President of India, Hon'ble PM of India, Hon'ble Supreme Court & Hon'ble High Court, Hon'ble Governor, Hon'ble 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.

  • 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.



Human Rights Protection Cell,
State Police Headquarters,
Buxi Bazar,



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