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Satya Pal Jain appointed as part time member of 21st Law Commission

Additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian Satya Pal Jain was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India.

His appointment is in addition to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India.

About Satya Pal Jain

  • Satya Pal Jain is a noted constitution lawyer and senior BJP leader.
  • He also had served as the Dean of the Law Faculty of Panjab University and presently is a Member of the Panjab University Senate.
  • He has been a lawyer in various important civil and criminal cases, Presidential election disputes, Liberhan Commission of Enquiry, various election petitions and other important civil and criminal cases.
  • He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandigarh in 1996 (11th Lok Sabha) and 1998 (12th Lok Sabha).

Background

  • President Pranab Mukherjee had constituted the 21st Law Commission of India in September 2015.
  • Retired Judge of the Supreme Court Justice B S Chauhan was appointed as its Chairman.
  • Besides, Retired judge of Gujarat High Court Justice Ravi R Tripathi and Bimal N Patel Director, GNLU were nominated members of this Commission.

About Law Commission of India (LCI)

  • The LCI is a non-statutory and non-constitutional body constituted by the Union Government from time to time.
  • The first commission was constituted in 1955 and since then various commissions were re-constituted every three years.
  • It is usually headed by a retired Supreme Court judge or former Chief Justice of a high court.
  • So far, various Law Commissions have submitted 262 reports to make important contribution towards codification and progressive development of laws of the country.
  • The Secretary Department of Legal Affairs and Secretary, Legislature Department of Union Ministry of Law & Justice are ex-officio members of the Commission.

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