From July 4, 2020, Central Committee for reforms in Criminal Law, headed by Ranbir Singh was constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) & is going to start a 3 months long online consultation exercise. The objective of this exercise is to gather opinions by consulting with experts and collating material for their report to the government.
- In this regard, the committee has invited experts in the field of criminal law to participate in the exercise through an online consultation mechanism.
- Questionnaires have been posted online on the possible reforms in the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and Indian Evidence Act.
–Ranbir Singh (Chairperson)- Vice-Chancellor, National Law University (NLU), Delhi
-G.S. Bajpai (Member and convenor)- Registrar, NLU Delhi
-Balraj Chauhan (Member) – Vice-Chancellor, Dharmashastra NLU Jabalpur
-Mahesh Jethmalani (Member)- Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
-G.P. Thareja (Member)- Former District and Sessions Judge, Delhi.
The Committee seeks to recommend reforms in the criminal laws of the country in a principled, effective, and efficient manner that ensures the safety and security of the individual, community and the nation. It also seeks to help the government for bringing a better system and suggest suitable amendments. The Committee will be assisted by a set of researchers and consultants.
About Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA):
Home Minister– Amit Anilchandra Shah (Constituency- Gandhinagar, Gujarat)
Minister of State (MoS)– Nityanand Rai,G.Kishan Reddy