Centre to form new law panel-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
The Law Commission advises the government on complex legal issues.
The Law Ministry will now notify the new panel, which will have a three-year term.
Apart from a full-time chairperson, the Commission will have four full-time members, including a member-secretary.
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.
A retired Supreme Court judge or Chief Justice of a High Court will head the Commission.
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 legislation.
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 the cost of litigation, etc.
Originally formed in 1955, the Commission is reconstituted every three years.