The Law Commission of India has denied hiring of law firms which certain newspapers and e-magazines had earlier reporting about.
Many reports had hinted that the Law Commission was doing the hirings to pursue the work assigned to it.
The Commission, however, said that several advocates, research associates, academic institutions, faculty members of law schools, et al, approach the Commission from time to time with a request to get associated with the Commission and submit working papers on the subjects under its consideration.
Law Commission of India: Working to develop partnership
It also today said that it operates according to its mandate and as per para 5 of the terms of reference, the Commission is expected to “develop partnership network with reputed law universities/law schools and policy research institutions in the country.” In view of this, the Law Commission said, that it is always open to accept any academic work from such institutions, in relation to the study undertaken by it. However, such an understanding with any research institution will in no way mean that the Commission is hiring any third party to perform its functions. The Commission also clarified that it has not assigned any of its project to anyone, hence, the news articles stating that the Commission has hired anyone to perform its duties are incorrect and baseless.