22ND LAW COMMISSION
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Union Cabinet approved the constitution of the Twenty-second 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.
- It 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.
- The tenure of the twenty-first Law Commission ended in August 2018.
- The government will have the benefits of recommendations from a specialized body regarding various aspects of the law entrusted to the Commission for study and recommendation as per the terms of consideration.
- The Law Commission shall, on a reference made to it by the Central Government or suo motu, undertake research in law and review of existing laws in India for making reforms therein and enacting new legislations.
- The Law Commission of India will, inter-alia, identify laws which are no longer needed or relevant and can be immediately repealed, and examine the existing laws in the light of Directive Principles of State Policy and suggest ways of improvement and reform and also suggest such legislations as might be necessary to implement the Directive Principles and to attain the objectives set out in the Preamble of the Constitution.
- The Commission will also consider and convey to the Government its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration that may be specifically referred to it by the Government through the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs), and consider the requests for providing research to any foreign countries as may be referred to it through the Ministry.
- The Law Commission is expected to take all such measures as may be necessary to harness law and the legal process in the service of the poor, and revise the Central Acts of general importance so as to simplify them and remove anomalies, ambiguities and inequities.
- Before finalizing its recommendations, the Commission will consult the nodal Ministry or Department, and such other stakeholders as the Commission may deem necessary for the purpose.
- Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government from time to time.
- It was originally formed in 1955 and is reorganized every 3 years.
- The various Law Commissions have made contributions towards the progressive development and codification of the law of the country. The Law Commission has so far submitted 277 reports.
Members of 22nd Law Commission:
- A full-time Chairperson
- four full-time Members (including Member-Secretary)
- Secretary (Department of Legal Affairs as ex-officio Member)
- Secretary (Legislative Department as ex officio Member)
- Part-time Members (Not more than five).
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