Law commission

No time limit set for appointment of Law Commission Chair: Center

Kiren Rijiju said there was no proposal to make the Law Commission a statutory body.

New Delhi:

No time limit has been set for the appointment of the chairman and full-time and part-time members of the Laws Commission, the government told Lok Sabha citing the notification that formed the 22nd law panel.

The 22nd law commission has been without a president or members since its creation in February 2020.

The term of the 21st Law Commission ended on August 31, 2018. In a written response, Minister of Law Kiren Rijiju said that the Cabinet had approved the constitution of the 22nd Law Commission of India for a term three years from February 21, 2020.

“As per the notification dated February 21, 2020, no deadline has been set for the appointment of the Chairperson, full-time and part-time members of the Commission,” the minister said.

It is the government’s effort, said Kiren Rijiju, that appointments to any body should be inclusive, with the participation of all sections of society.

He also said there were no proposals to make the Law Commission, which advises the government on complex legal matters, a statutory body.

In 2010, under the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the Department of Justice proposed giving statutory powers to the Legal Committee. But no progress has been made.

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