In a significant decision,Uttar Pradesh cabinet headed by Akhilesh Yadav decided to scrap Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission Act 2010,which was enacted by the Mayawati government. Citing reason that the commission was not fulfilling the purpose for which it was formed and thus it was unnecessary,the Cabinet decided to bring an ordinance to scrap the act since the Assembly is not in session.
The Law Commission is headed by retired judge Vinod Chandra Misra,brother of BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Misra. Misra was made commission chairman on January 30 2008 and his term of six years would end on January 30,2014. Before formation of the act,the state government had the right to form and dissolve the commission at their will.
Speaking to The Indian Express,Mishra said: I would not comment on the decision of the government. But I can say that I have done the job assigned to me completely. Since,I was made the chairman,we have submitted 16 reports to the government,out of which five reports regarding amendment in the present law and new laws have been proposed. These include UP single window clearance bill of industries,law for street vendors livelihood,consumer protection bill etc.