Centre to form new law panel

  • The Union Cabinet gave its approval to set up the 22ndLaw Commission.
  • The Law Commission advises the government on complex legal issues. The term of the previous law panel ended last August.
  • The Law Ministry will now notify the new panel, which will have a three-year term.
  • The Law and Legislative Secretaries in the Law Ministry will be ex-officio members of the commission.
  • “It will also have not more than five part-time members,” an official statement said.
  • A retired Supreme Court judge or Chief Justice of a High Court will head the commission.
  • Originally formed in 1955, the commission is reconstituted every three years and so far, 277 reports have been submitted to the government.
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