22nd Law Commission of India

Published on February 21, 2020
Current context: The Union Cabinet approved the constitution of the Twenty-second Law Commission of India on 19th February 2020.
 22nd Law Commission of India
  • The 22nd Law Commission will function for a period of three years from its date of official constitution.
  • Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government from time to time.
  • The panel will consist of:
    1. A full-time chairperson
    2. Four full-time members (including a member secretary)
    3. Secretaries of the law and legislative departments
    4. Ex-officio members
    5. Not more than five part-time Members
  • The tenure of the twenty-first Law Commission ended in August 2018.
  • The 21st Law Commission of India under Justice (Retd.) BS Chauhan was established in 2015
  • The 1st Law Commission of India was constituted in 1955.
  • The commission is tasked to perform functions on:
    1. To give recommendations on different aspects of law which are entrusted to it.
    2. Identify laws which are no longer needed or relevant
    3. It shall also undertake studies and research for bringing reforms in the justice delivery systems


Q: 1: The Union Cabinet approved the constitution of the ___________ Law Commission of India on 19th February 2020
a. 19th
b. 20th
c. 21st

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