Law Commission of India and Its Importance

The Law commission of India is a government authorized organization that is formed in conformity with the Indian laws. Primarily engaged in carrying out legal reforms, this government agency also acts as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The first Commission of Law, formed in 1834 and led by Lord Macaulay, had proposed for the codification of the two important legislation’s, the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. However, after independence, the Law Commission was formed again in 1955 and led by the Attorney-General Mr. M. C. Setalvad.

Things to Know about the Law Commission in India

The members of the Commission of Law comprise expert research personnel and legal professionals. The Commission invites suggestions and inputs from the public, and organizes seminars and workshops throughout the country for collecting inputs for legal reform proposals.

After collecting the requisite data, it is filtered and evaluated by the Law Commission’s staff. A detailed report is prepared by a Law Commission member on the basis of the information collected.

The report is thoroughly analyzed in the Commission’s meetings, which may last for hours. The finalization of the report is done after a consensus is reached among the members.

After finalization, the commission may decide on drafting amendments or recommending a new bill. Finally, the report, and the bill or the amendment is submitted to the government of India.

The Law Commission has implemented various strategies to collect valuable information and inputs from the public. The current Law Commission of India is led by Justice P. V. Reddi. You may mail your suggestions at the official e-mail id [email protected] addressed to Dr. Brahm A. Agrawal, the Member-Secretary of the Commission of Law.