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Law commission scrapped to remove BSP nominee

lucknow Updated: Sep 05, 2012 11:37 IST
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In what is being called an obvious bid to remove the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) nominee from the post of its chairman, the state cabinet has decided to bring an ordinance to repeal the UP State Law Commission Act 2010 to scrap the state law commission.

Outgoing chairman of the commission Justice Vinod Chandra Misra (retd) is the brother of BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra. His tenure was up to January 30, 2014.

Misra was appointed as the chairman of the 6th state law commission after his retirement from the Allahabad high court on January 29, 2008. As per the provisions of the act, the chairman of the commission could hold his office for six years or till attaining the age of 68 years.

The state government in an official statement said the commission was not able to achieve the objectives for which it was constituted. Under such circumstances the commission had become unnecessary, it said. As the state legislature was not in session, the state cabinet decided to bring the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission (repeal) Ordinance 2012 to repeal the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission Act 2010.