Retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Chockalingam Nagappan has been appointed as the Chairman of Tamil Nadu’s reconstituted State Law Commission.
The tenure of the last Law Commission had ended on February 9. The reconstituted Law Commission would reportedly comprise of a retired High Court Judge and a retired Law Secretary to the Government as two full-time members, retired District Judges as two part-time members, and the Law Secretary as the full-time Member Secretary. The Commission would have a tenure of three years from the date of assumption of charge by the Chairman.
Justice Nagappan was a junior under veteran lawyer and former Attorney General of India K. Parasaran. He was recruited as District and Sessions Judge in 1987, and was later sworn in as a Judge at the Madras High Court in 2002. He also served as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in 2013, before being elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on July 19, 2013. He had a tenure that lasted 1172 days, before retiring on October 3 last year.