Justice A.P.Shah appointed Chairman of Law Commission of India

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah has been appointed as the new Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India . He has taken charge of the position vacated by the resignation of Justice D K Jain, who was appointed as the head of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. The 20th Law Commission was constituted with effect from September 1, 2012 with a 3-year term, ending on August 31, 2015.

Some landmark judgments by Justice Shah:
  • As Chief Justice of Delhi High Court before his retirement, he gave many crucial judgments including the Naz Foundation verdict (Section 377 of IPC).
  • He chaired the full bench of Delhi High Court which made the landmark verdict which held that the office of Chief Justice of India will also come under the ambit of RTI Act.

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