Retired High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi has been appointed as the chairperson of the law commission, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed on Monday.
The appointment comes after more than two years after the 22nd Law Commission was notified on February 24, 2020.
In an earlier reply to Parliament, the union government had said that the issue related to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) may be taken up by the 22nd law panel.
“The Central Govt is pleased to appoint Justice Rituraj Awasthi, Retired HC Chief Justice as Chairperson, Law Commission of India and Justice K.T. Sankaran, Prof. Anand Paliwal, Prof. DP Verma, Prof. (Dr) Raka Arya and Shri M. Karunanithi as Members of the Commission,” Mr. Rijiju tweeted.
The Law Commission is constituted for three years and the 22nd Law Commission. Though the notification was not immediately available, the term of the law panel should until February next year.