The Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India. The first such Commission set up in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833.It was set up under the Chairmanship of Lord Macaulay which suggested codification of the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. The Indian Contract Act, The Indian Code of Civil Procedure the Indian Evidence Act, the Transfer of Property Act. etc. are the outcomes of the first four Law Commissions.
The Government of India established the First Law Commission of Independent India in 1955 and is reconstituted every three years. The tenure of the 20th Law Commission was up to 31st August, 2015. So far, the Law Commissions have contributed towards the dynamic advancement and codification of the laws of the nation. The Union has given its underwriting on the Constitution of the 21st Law Commission of India, for a time of three years with impact from first September 2015 to 31st August, 2018.
Consider the following statements:
- The Government of India established the First Law Commission of Independent India in 1955.
- The Law Commission is reconstituted every three years.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
- Only 1
- Only 2
- Both 1 and 2
- Neither 1 nor 2