Justice D.K. Jain, Judge, Supreme Court of India, was appointed as the Chairman of the Twentieth Law Commission of India. The appointment of Justice Jain was effective from the day after 24th January, 2013 on his retirement from the Supreme Court.
The Twentieth Law Commission was constituted through a Government Order with effect from 1st September, 2012. It has a three-year term ending on 31st August, 2015. The Terms of Reference of the Twentieth Law Commission include the following:
A. Review/Repeal of obsolete laws.
B. Law and Poverty.
C. Keep under review the system of judicial administration to ensure that it is responsive to the reasonable demands of the times in the light of Directive Principles of State Policy and to suggest way of improvement.
D. Examine the existing laws.
E. Examine the existing laws with a view for promoting gender equality
F. Revise the Central Acts of general importance
G. Recommend to the Government measures for making the statute book up-to-date
H. Consider and to convey to the Government its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration.