- The Ministry of Law and Justice has initiated the process of setting up of the 22nd Law Commission.
- The three-year term of the 21st Law Commission under Justice B.S. Chauhan had ended on August 31, 2018.
- Law Commission of India is non-statutory body. It is established through an order of the Government of India. The government of India constitutes the Law Commission for a fixed tenure (every three years).
- It is usually headed by a former Supreme Court judge or a former Chief Justice of a High Court.
- The main function of the Law commission is to reform laws. The Commission acts as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.
- The First Law commission pre-independence was set up in 1834 under the Charter Act, 1833. The chairman of the commission was Lord Macaulay.
- The first Law Commission of India post-independence was established in 1995. The then Attorney-General of India, Mr M.C.Setalvad was the Chairman of the Commission.
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