22nd Law Commission : Extended
The Union Cabinet recently extended the term of the 22nd Law Commission by one-and-a-half years.
- The 22nd law panel was constituted for a period of three years on February 21, 2020 and its chairperson, Justice Rituraj Awasthi (retd), assumed office on November 9, 2022.
- The Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time.
- It functions to the Ministry of Law and Justice as an advisory body.
- The first Law Commission was established during the British Raj era in 1834 by the Charter Act of 1833 and was chaired by Lord Macaulay.
- In 1955, the first independent Law Commission was created.
- Objective is to carry out research in the field of law and makes recommendations to the Government (in the form of Reports) as per its terms of reference.