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:
- 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.