On 9-9-2015, the
Union Cabinet gave its approval on the constitution of 21st Law
Commission of India for a period of three years w.e.f. 1-9-2015 to 31-8-2018.
The tenure of the 20th Law Commission was upto 31-8-2015. The
objective behind the constitution of the Law Commission is to undertake
research in law and review the existing laws in India for making reforms
therein and enact new legislation’s. The Law Commission shall undertake studies
and research for bringing reforms in the justice delivery systems for
elimination of delay in procedures, speedy disposal of cases, reduction in cost
of litigation etc. Its main functions also includes identification of laws
which are no longer relevant and recommend for the repeal of obsolete and
unnecessary enactments; and suggest
enactment of new legislations to attain the objectives set out in the Preamble
of the Constitution etc.
-Ministry of Law & Justice
Source: Legal news India