The issue of electoral reforms in its entirety, which inter alia includes the funding of elections, has been referred to the Law Commission of India for its recommendations. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Law Commission had been requested to submit concrete suggestions in this regard within three months from 16th January, 2013. However, the Commission has informed that recommendations on electoral reforms would require extensive consultations within the Law Commission, other stakeholders including Election Commission and Political Parties. Hence, the recommendations of the Law Commission are yet to be received. Dr. Ashwani Kumar said that on receipt of the recommendations, matter will be further examined in consultation with the stake holders towards a suitable decision in the matter at the earliest.