Union Cabinet approved the constitution of the 22nd Law Commission of India. The commission will function for a period of three years from its date of official constitution. The Commission will give recommendations on different aspects of law which are entrusted to it. The 21st Law Commission headed by Justice BS Chauhan (retd).
The commission shall also undertake studies and research for bringing reforms in the justice delivery systems for elimination of delay in procedures and speedy disposal of cases among others. Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government from time to time. The term of the previous law panel had ended on August 31 last year.
The panel will have a full-time chairperson, four full-time members (including a member secretary), and law and legislative secretaries in the law ministry as ex-officio members. The Commission was originally constituted in 1955 and is re-constituted every three years.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Union Minister of Law and Justice: Ravi Shankar Prasad.