Law Commission of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Law Commission of India is an executive body which advices the ministry of law and justice on matters of legal reforms. For this purpose, it may undertake review of the existing laws, either upon reference made to it by the centre or suo motu. It also identifies obsolete laws and recommends their repeal. It has a fixed tenure and is composed of legal experts. A PIL was filed at the Supreme Court, calling for the declaration of the Law Commission as a ‘statutory body’.

Union Cabinet approves the constitution of 22nd Law Commission of India

The Union Cabinet of India recently approved to constitute the 22nd Law Commission of India. The term of the proposed Law Commission is three years. The term of the previous law Commission, which was headed by Retired Justice B.S. Chauhan, ended last August. A retired Supreme Court judge or Chief Justice of a High Court ..

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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. Highlights 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 ..

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Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill approved by Union Cabinet

On February 18, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) bill. The bill proposes to establish a national registry. Highlights The bill aims at setting up of a national board and as state board to implement a legal framework. The bill also proposes to establish a central data base of banks and ..

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Government has failed to bring in Uniform Civil Code: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said the Constitution framers had hoped for a uniform set of rules but the nation has still not endeavoured to secure for its citizens a Uniform Civil Code. The judgment by the Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose observed that the government has till date has taken no action. The ..

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Reforming the Law Commission

The Law Commission of India is a non-constitutional, non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time. It was originally constituted in 1955 and is re-constituted every three years. Colonial Legacy The Law Commission’s origin can be traced to British times. When the British rulers unified the three presidencies of Madras, Bombay ..

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