The Law Commission of India is an executive body which was founded under the Law Commissions Act of 1965. It is an independent body whose primary function is aimed towards legal reforms. It is an executive body inspired under Article 39 A of the Constitution of India and it is an advisory body under the Government of India under the Ministry of Law and Justice.
Their primary job is to work hand in hand with the changing times and thus meeting the important statutory development that India needs. Simultaneously it is also about identifying irrelevant laws and statues and go forth with further advancements. A lot of factors actually work in the minds of the commission; namely contemporary affairs, economics, environment. The most important of all is to not spoil the basic structure of our Constitution, i.e, Liberty, and Equality. The statutes must always keep Democracy in check.
Needless to say, the commission also works for the citizens. India is an agro-based economy and is heavily influenced by the poor. So the socio-economic liberalization plays a coveted role in the minds.
Organizing legal aid camps and working for the poor and needy is perhaps the most important role. Educating them with their rights and privileges and giving justice on wrongdoing is the administrative role of the commission.
The first Law Commission was established during the British Raj in the year 1834 by the Charter Act of 1833 which was presided by Lord Macaulay.
Today, Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, a former judge of the Supreme Court was appointed Chairman of the 21st Law Commission on 10 March.