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Justice Chauhan is new Law Commission chairman

Ex-Supreme Court judge Balbir Singh Chauhan has been appointed Cchairman of the 21st Law Commission, a post that was lying vacant since September last year.

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Publish Date: Mar 11 2016 1:01PM | Updated Date: Mar 11 2016 1:01PM

Justice Chauhan is new Law Commission chairman

 Ex-Supreme Court judge Balbir Singh Chauhan has been appointed Cchairman of the 21st Law Commission, a post that was lying vacant since September last year. 

 
"Govt. Appoints Dr Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, SC judge, as Chairman, 21st Law Commission", Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda tweeted. 
 
Justice Chauhan is heading Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal right now.
 
A judge of apex court from May 2009 to July 2014, he also served as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court from July 2008 to May 2009. 
 
Justice Ravi R Tripathi (62), who was Gujarat High Court judge, has been appointed as member of the law panel. He retired as judge May 2016.
 
Among important issues pending before panel, is a call on amending the Indian Penal Code amidst allegations of abuse and arbitrary use of law.