The present chairperson of The National Human Right commission is the Honorable Chief Justice Mr K. G. Balkrishnan.
The chairman of NHRC is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee comprising of
-The Speaker of the House of the people
-The Minister in charge of Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA)
-The Leader of the opposition in the house of the people.
-The leader if the opposition in the council of states
-The Deputy chairmain of the council of states.