The government appointed former Supreme Court Judge, Balbir Singh Chauhan as the Chairman of the 21 st Law Commission.
Dr. Justice B.S. Chauhan was born on July 2, 1949 in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He has achieved par excellence in academic field. After graduating from the Meerut University in 1970, he received LL.B. degree from the Banaras Hindu University in 1974. Thereafter, with foreign scholarship he was awarded Ph.D. Degree from the Victoria University, Manchester (U.K.) in 1979. He practiced law both in High Courts and Supreme Court. As a judge since April 5, 1995, he served Allahabad High Court and Rajasthan High Court. He served Orissa High Court from 2008-09 as Chief Justice and Supreme Court of India as a Judge from 2009-14.
He has authored an encyclopaedic book titled "Miscellaneous Law Referencer" dealing with day to day legal issues handled by the courts.