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Centre to form new law Commission 

  • IASbaba
  • February 20, 2020
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Centre to form new law Commission 

In news :

  • The Union Cabinet gave its approval to set up the 22nd Law Commission.
  • The new panel, will have a three-year term. chairperson, four full-time members, Law and Legislative Secretaries in the Law Ministry will be ex-officio members of the commission.
  • A retired Supreme Court judge or Chief Justice of a High Court will head the commission. 

From Prelims point of view:

Law Commission

  • Advises the government on complex legal issues. 
  • The term of the previous law panel ended last August. 
  • Originally formed in 1955, the commission is reconstituted every three years and so far, 277 reports have been submitted to the government.
  • Previous Law Commission, under Justice B.S. Chauhan (retd.), supported simultaneous elections.
  • Law Commission of India is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body, it is an executive body established by an order of the Government of India. 
  • The Commission is established for a fixed tenure and works as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.

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