The SCA notes that over 47% of the allocated positions within the NCHR remain vacant. The SCA acknowledges the progress made by the NCHR in addressing its staffing shortfall, notably through the engagement of a private company to support the recruitment process for these vacant positions, which the NCHR reported will be filled as soon as possible. While acknowledging the progress made by the NCHR in addressing this staffing shortfall, the SCA emphasizes that adequate staffing can better support the fulfilment of the NHRI mandate and promote stability in the institution. Therefore, the SCA urges the NCHR to continue expediting the recruitment process to ensure adequate human resources for optimal functioning.

 The SCA refers to G.O. 2.4 ‘Recruitment and retention of NHRI staff’.