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Law Commission may be made a permanent statutory body

The Law Commission of India - the law ministry’s three-year-term advisory wing on law making in India – may be made a permanent statutory body if recommendations of the current law secretary PK Malhotra are accepted by the parliamentary standing committee on law and personnel, reported Zee News.

The standing committee had expressed its concern over the slow pace at which Law Commission reports are being considered by the parliament and that a permanent term to the commission would enable producing a greater number of reports of better quality, according to the news report.

The law commission, which is in its 60th year and 20th term since it was established, has produced 256 reports so far, on laws that need to be introduced, amended and repealed, but has seen only around 45 per cent of its recommendations getting implemented, the current chairman justice AP Shah told Legally India and Mint* /. /Shah had asserted that the Law Commission was in need of statutory status.

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