S Sivakumar Appointed as New Law Commission Member [ Current Affairs ]
S. Sivakumar, professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi is appointed as full-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). He specializes in Media and Administrative Law. In 2008 he received National Law Day award.
S. Sivakumar is expert in:
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights
- Clinical Legal Education
21st Law commission of India
- Constituted for a 3 year period from 1st September, 2015 till 31st August, 2018.
- Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan is the chairperson of the commission.
- Since 1955, Law commissions have submitted 262 reports on various subjects to the government present Law commission has not submitted any report.
- Previous chairperson Justice AP Shah submitted last report on 31st august, 2015.
Commission has been asked to give recommendations on
- Indian Penal Code (IPC)
- The criminal justice system
- The bail law to ensure uniformity in the procedure.
- Viability of the Uniform Civil Code
- Repealing of obsolete laws
About Law Commission of India
- Law Commission of India is a non-statutory and non-constitutional body
- Works for legal reform to maximize Justice in Society and promoting good governance under the rule of Law
- Constituted by the Union Government from time to time
- Formation: First 1834
- Purpose: Law Reform in India
- Type: Agency of Government of India
- 1 Permanent Member
- 1 Member Secretary
- 2 Part-time Members
- 2 ex- Officio Members
- Current Chairman: Justice B. S. Chauhan (21st Law Commission)
- Published on: October 3, 2016