The center formed the Law Commission of India on Monday and appointed the former Chief Justice of the Karnataka Supreme Court, Rituraj Awasthi, as its chairman.
New Delhi,UPDATED: November 8, 2022 03:02 AM IST
Former Karnataka HC Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi has been appointed as the Chairman of the Law Commission of India.
By Kanu Sarda: After a four-year hiatus, the Center on Monday formed the Law Commission of India and appointed Rituraj Awasthi, former Chief Justice of the Karnataka Supreme Court, as its chairman.
Center also appointed former Kerala High Court judge Justice KT Sankaran, Prof. Anand Paliwal, Prof. dr. DP Verma, Prof. dr. (Dr) Raka Arya and M Karunanithi as members of the Commission.
The law panel has been vacant since the retirement of former Supreme Court Justice BS Chauhan in 2018.
Judge Rituraj Awasthi was a judge of the Supreme Court of Allahabad and retired in July this year as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Karnataka.
He headed the HC bank that enforced the ban on the wearing of hijab by Muslim girls in government colleges in Karnataka.
Rituraj Awasthi graduated in law from Lucknow University in 1986. He practiced in civil, service and education matters at the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court and has also worked as an Assistant Attorney General of India.