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Justice Lakshmanan appointed Law Commission chairman

Former Supreme Court judge AK Lakshmanan's appointment fills a nine-month-long vacancy.

india Updated: May 30, 2007 02:15 IST

Former Supreme Court judge AK Lakshmanan has been appointed chairman of the Law Commission, law ministry officials said on Tuesday.

The appointment, filling a nine-month-long vacancy, comes close on the heels of the severe criticism by parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which in its report recently said "there should not be a gap even of a day" in the appointment of the Commission's head.

The present Law Commission was constituted after the term of the 17th Law Commission, headed by Justice M Jagannadha Rao, had ended Aug 31 last year.

Justice Lakshmanan retired as apex court judge in March.

First Published: May 30, 2007 02:05 IST