Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952. Their reports are now history. In the last 57 years, thousands of commissions were appointed by Central and State governments. Their reports generating many tonnes of paper may not be gathering dust. They might have been sold as waste paper. Not only magisterial inquiries, one-man or two-man or three-man committees are appointed to sidetrack the issue and then the proverbial public memory being short etc. etc.
A classic fate of the Inquiry Commission.
In 1977, Charan Singh, as Home Minister, appointed a Commission of Inquiry headed by the ex-CJI J.C. Shah to inquire into Emergency excess during Indira Gandhi's rule. Janta Party falls apart. Elections are held and Indira returns with a thumping majority in 1980. She scraps the Commission. Classic reply:
Since public has reposed confidence in me, the Commission is a waste of public money.