Union Cabinet approves constitution of 21st Law Commission

New Delhi, Sept. 9 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved the constitution the 21st Law Commission of India for a period of three years.

The Law Commission will consist of a full-time chairperson, four full-time members including a member-secretary, a secretary for Department of Legal Affairs, a secretary for Legislative Department and part-time members (not exceeding five).

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 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 and reduction in cost of litigation.

The other functions of the Law Commission include identification of laws which are no longer relevant and recommending for the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments.

The Law Commission would also suggest enactment of new legislations as may be necessary to implement the directive principles and to attain the objectives set out in the Preamble of the Constitution.

It would be considering and conveying to the Government its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration that may be specifically referred to it by the Government through Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs).

The Law Commisiion would consider the requests for providing research to any foreign countries as may be referred to it by the Government through Ministry of Law and Justice.

It will also prepare and submit to the Central Government, from time to time, reports on all issues, matters, studies and research undertaken by it and recommending in such reports for effective measures to be taken by the Union or any state.

Before concretizing its recommendations, the commission will consult the nodal Ministry/Departments and other stakeholders as the commission may deem necessary for the purpose. (ANI)

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