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Cabinet approves constitution of 22nd Law Commission of India for term of three years


New Delhi, The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 22nd Law Commission of India for a period of three years from the date of publication of the Order of Constitution in the Official Gazette. 'The Government will have the benefit of recommendations from a specialised body on different aspects of law which are entrusted to the Commission for its study and recommendations, as per its terms of reference,' Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters after the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Law Commission will 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 will 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 22nd Law Commission will be constituted for a period of three years from the date of publication of its Order in the Official Gazette. It will consist of a full-time Chairperson; four full-time Members (including Member-Secretary); Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs as ex-officio Member; Secretary, Legislative Department as ex officio Member; and not more than five part-time Members.

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