Petition in Supreme Court seeks direction to Centre to appoint Law Commission chairperson, members

24th Dec

Petition in Supreme Court seeks direction to Centre to appoint Law Commission chairperson, members

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to appoint a Chairperson and Members to the Law Commission of India within one month and make it a statutory body. The petition filed by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has submitted that the cause of action accrued on 31.8.2018 and continues, when the tenure of the 21st Law Commission came to an end but the Centre neither extended the tenure of its Chairperson and Members nor notified the 22nd Law Commission. Further, though on 19.2.2020, the Centre approved the constitution of the 22nd Law Commission, it has not appointed the Chairperson and Members to date.
the importance of the Law Commission, the petitioner submitted, “Injury to the public is extremely large as the Law Commission of India is headless since 1.9.2018 hence unable to examine public issues. Even the directions of the Constitutional Courts to Law Commission have become a dead letter.