Constitution of 21st Law Commission of India gets permission by Union Cabinet (Download PDF)


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About Law Commission of India: The Law Commission of India (LCI) is executive branch of Indian Government. Its authority and responsibility is daily administration of state. The first Law Commission was established in 1834 during the British command by the Charter Act of 1833.

  • The first independent Low Commission was established in 1955.
  • Then various commissions were re - constituted every three years.
  • The 20th LCI was headed by Justice Ajit Prakash Shah who is Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and its tenure was started on 24th January 2013 and ended on 31st August 2015.

About permission to 21st Law Commission:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led Union Cabinet has given permission to constitute the 21st Law Commission of India.
  • The 21st LCI will have a period of 3 years which comes in effect from 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2018.

Purposes of 21st Law Commission:

  • Start research in existing laws.
  • Start studies and research to eliminate the delays in procedures, speedy disposal of cases and cost reduction of hearings.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 11, 2015


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