Important Committees and Commissions in India


Important Committees and Commissions in India


General Knowledge Supplement

Important Committees and Commissions in India

List of Committees
Butler Committee – Relation between Indian states & paramount power
Hurtog Committee – Growth of British India education-its effects
Muddiman Committee – Working of Diarchy as in Montague Chelmsford reforms
Malhotra Committee – Insurance Reforms
Janaki Ram Committee – Security Scam
Ajay Vikram Singh Committee – Faster promotions in Army
Rajinder Sachar Committee 1 – Companies and MRPT Act
Rajindar Sachar Committee 2 – Report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslims of India.
Jyoti Basu Committee – Report on Octroi abolition.
Balwant Rai Mehta Committee – Recommendations on decentralization system
Sawant Committee – Enquiry on corruption, charges against ministers & Anna Hazare
Chelliah Committee – Eradicating black money
Wanchoo Committee – Tax enquiry
Bhanu Pratap Singh Committee – Agriculture
Agarwal Committee – Nepotism in granting petrol pump, LPG connections
Rangarajan Committee – Reforms in private sector
Naresh Chandra Committee – Corporate governance
Chakravarti Committee – Banking sector reforms
Rekhi Committee – Structure of indirect taxation
G.V.Ramakrishna Committee – Disinvestment in PSU shares
Kelkar Committee 1 – First committee on backward castes
P.C.Hotha Committee – Restructuring of civil services
Justice B.N.Kirpal Committee – 1st chairman National Forest Commission
Godbole Committee – Enron Power Project
J.C.Kumarappa Committee – Congress agrarian Reforms Committee
Swaminathan Committee – Population policy
Rangaraju Committee – Statistics
Wardha Committee – Inquiry on murder of Graham Staines
Vohra Committee – Criminalization of politics
Kelkar Committee 2 – Direct-Indirect Taxes
Alagh Committee – Civil Service Examinations
Abid Hussain Committee – Recommendations on Small scale industries
Narasimham Committee – Banking sector reforms
Chelliah Committee – Tax reforms
Mashelkar Committee – National Auto Fuel Policy
Boothalingam Committee – Recommendations on integrated wages, income and price policy.
Omkar Goswami Committee Industrial sickness
Yashpal Committee – Review of School Education system
Ram Nandan Prasad Committee – Constitution of creamy layers among Backward Castes.
Kelkar Committee 3 – Enquiry on Kargil defense deals.
Saharya Committee – Tehelka tapes

List of Commissions
U.C.Benerjee Commission – Enquiry into Godhra carnage (Railways)
Nanavati-Shah – commission Posy Godhra riots
Palekar Tribunal – Journalist pays reforms
Hunter Commission – Jallianwalabagh massacre
Nanavati Commission – 1984 Sikh riots
Mukherjee Commission – Death/Disappearance of Subhash Chandra Bose
Librehan Commission – Babri Masjid demolition case
Sarkaria Commission – Centre-State relations
Sri Krishna Commission – 1992 Bombay riots
Thakkar Commission – Indira Gandhi assassination case
Phukhan Commission – Tehelka tapes
Malimath Commission – Criminal Justice
Upendra Commission – Inquiry on rape and murder Thangjem Manorama Devi
G.C.Garg Commission – Train accident near Khanna, Punjab
Mandal Commission – Reservation of seats for Backward castes
Kothari Commission – Educational reforms


First Law Commission

(Chairman Mr. M. C. Setalvad 1955-1958


Second Law Commission


Mr. Justice T. V. VenkataramaAiyar.

Third Law Commission


Mr. Justice J. L. Kapur

Fourth Law Commission


Mr. Justice J. L. Kapur

Fifth Law Commission


Mr. K. V. K. Sundaram, I. C. S.

Sixth Law Commission


Mr. Justice Dr. P. B.Gajendragadkar

Seventh Law Commission


Mr. Justice Dr. P. B.Gajendragadkar

Eighth Law Commission


Mr. Justice H. R. Khanna

Ninth Law Commission


Mr. Justice P. V. Dixit

Tenth Law Commission


Mr. Justice K. K. Mathew

Eleventh Law Commission


Mr. Justice D. A. Desai

Twelfth Law Commission


Mr. Justice M. P. Thakkar

Thirteenth Law Commission


Mr. Justice K. N. Singh

Fourteenth Law Commission


Mr. Justice K Jayachandra Reddy

Fifteenth Law Commission


Mr. Justice B. P. Jeevan Reddy

Sixteenth Law Commission




Mr. Justice B. P. Jeevan Reddy

Mr. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao

Seventeenth Law Commission


Mr. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao

Eighteenth Law Commission


Dr. Justice AR Lakshmanan

Nineteenth Law Commission


Shri Justice P. V. Reddi

The List of reports the earlier Law Commissions including present Law Commission have forwarded to the Government during the past four decades is given at the end of this monograph.




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 Commission presently comprises of the following:-


Mr. Justice D. K. Jain 
Former Judge,
Supreme Court of India


(w.e.f. 25.01.2013)

 Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

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