The Central government has constituted Law Commission of India after a gap of four years and appointed former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi as its chairperson. .Former Kerala High Court judge Justice KT Sankaran, Prof. Anand Paliwal, Prof. DP Verma, Prof.(Dr) Raka Arya and Shri M Karunanithi have been appointed members of the Law Commission.Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi was recently in the spotlight as the judge who headed the Karnataka High Court bench which delivered the hijab verdict..Born on July 3, 1960, Chief Justice Awasthi graduated in law from Lucknow University in 1986. Thereafter, he enrolled as an advocate on February 1, 1987.Following his practice in civil, service and educational litigation at the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, he was appointed an Assistant Solicitor General of India before his elevation as a Judge.He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court on April 13, 2009, and took oath as a permanent judge on December 24, 2010. He was appointed as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court on October 11, 2021.He retired from office on July 2 this year. .The last Law Commission to function was under the chairmanship of Justice BS Chauhan who retired as chairperson of the 21st Law Commission in August 2018.