Justice Rituraj Awasthi : Chairperson Of 22nd Law Commission
The Retired High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi has been appointed as the chairperson of the Law commission.
- Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body and is constituted by a notification of the Government of India.
- The Charter Act 1833 which was enacted by the British Parliament provided for the establishment of a Law Commission for consolidation and codification of Indian Laws.
- In 1835, Lord Macaulay was appointed as Chairman of the First Law Commission.
- The tenure of Law Commission is for three years.
- The Law Commission shall, on a reference made to it by the Central Government or suo-motu, undertake research in law and review of existing laws in India for making reforms therein and enacting new legislations.
- It shall also undertake studies and research for bringing reforms in the justice delivery systems for elimination of delay in procedures, speedy disposal of cases, reduction in cost of litigation etc.