22nd Law Commission of India approved by the Union Cabinet
On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the 22nd Law Commission of India. The commission has been approved for a period of three years.
The 22nd Law Commission will consist of a full time Chairperson. It has four full time members. Also, secretaries from Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative department.
Law Commission of India
It is a non-statutory body that is constituted by the GoI from time to time. It was constituted in 1955 for the first time. Since then it has been reconstituted for every 3 years. So far, the Law Commission of India has submitted 277 reports.
The Law Commission will make recommendations based on the aspects of laws entrusted upon it. It will undertake research works and suggest reforms that are essential to enact new legislations.
The functions and objectives of the Law Commission are as follows
- To identify laws that shall be repealed immediately
- To examine the current laws in force and suggest ways to improve them
- To respond to requests made by other countries in framing their legal system
- To make measures that shall help to serve the poor legally
- To revise laws to simplify them.
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