DMPQ: What is law commission? Outline its importance. (Polity)

Law commission is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body. It is truly an ad hoc and advisory body whose work is to do research and make recommendations for law reforms such as amendments and updations of prevalent and inherited laws. None of these recommendations are binding on the government.

Composition of the law commission is decided by the central government. According to convention, generally retired judge of SC head’s India’s Law commission.