Union Cabinet green signals constitution of 22nd Law Commission for a period of three years
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Union Cabinet green signals constitution of 22nd Law Commission for a period of three years

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The Union Cabinet has approved the constitution of the 22nd Law Commission of India, for a period of three years.

Although the personnel are yet to be announced, the 22nd Law Commission will consist of:

  • 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; and

  • not more than five part-time Members.

As per a press release, the Law Commission shall, on a reference made to it by the Central Government or by itself, undertake research in law and review of existing laws in India for making reforms therein and enacting new legislations.

It will also identify laws that need to be repealed, examine existing laws in light of Directive Principles of State Policy, convey its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration to the government, consider requests for providing research to any foreign countries, take all such measures to enable laws to benefit the poor, and remove anomalies and ambiguities in Central Acts.

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