Minister of Law and Justice

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Minister of Law and Justice
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Incumbent
Ravi Shankar Prasad

since 5 July 2016
Ministry of Law and Justice
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerPresident (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Inaugural holderDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Formation15 August 1947
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The Minister of Law and Justice is the head of the Ministry of Law and Justice and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The first Law and Justice minister of independent India was B. R. Ambedkar, who served in first Nehru ministry during 1947–52. Ravi Shankar Prasad, the current Law and Justice minister of India.

List of Law & Justice Ministers[edit]

No. Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
1 B. R. Ambedkar[1] Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.jpg 15 August 1947 6 October 1951 INC Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Charu Chandra Biswas[2] May 1952 April 1957
3 Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] Ashokesen1.JPG 1957 1966
Lal Bahadur Shastri
4 Gopal Swarup Pathak 1966 1967 Indira Gandhi
5 Shanti Bhushan[3] 1977 1979 JP Morarji Desai
6 Hans Raj Khanna 1979 1979 JNP (S) Charan Singh
7 P. Shiv Shankar[4] 1980 1982 INC Indira Gandhi
8 Jagannath Kaushal[5] 1982 1984
(3) Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] Ashokesen1.JPG 1984 1987 Rajiv Gandhi
(7) P. Shiv Shankar[4] 1987 1988
9 Bindeshwari Dubey 14 February 1988 26 June 1988
10 B. Shankaranand[6] June 1988 December 1989
11 Dinesh Goswami[7] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 AGP V. P. Singh
12 Subramanian Swamy[8] Subramanian Swamy.JPG 1990 1991 JP Chandra Shekhar
13 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy[9] 1991 1992 INC P. V. Narasimha Rao
14 Ram Jethmalani Ram Jethmalani.jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP Atal Bihari Vajpayee
15 Ramakant Khalap[10][11] 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 MGP H. D. Dewe Gowda
16 M. Thambidurai[12] 19 March 1998 April 1999 AIADMK
NDA
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(14) Ram Jethmalani Ram Jethmalani.jpg October 1999 23 July 2000 BJP
NDA
17 Arun Jaitley[13] The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg 23 July 2000 July 2002
18 Jana Krishnamurthy[14] Jana Krishnamurthi.JPG July 2002 January 2003
(17) Arun Jaitley The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg 29 January 2003 21 May 2004
19 H. R. Bhardwaj The Union Law Minister Shri H.R. Bhardwaj briefing the Press in New Delhi on October 19, 2004.jpg 22 May 2004 28 May 2009 INC
UPA
Manmohan Singh
20 Veerappa Moily[15] Veerappa Moily BNC.jpg 31 May 2009 19 July 2011
21 Salman Khurshid[16] Salman Khurshid portrait.jpg July 2011 28 October 2012
22 Ashwani Kumar Ashwani Kumar at the India Economic Summit 2008.jpg 28 October 2012 10 May 2013
23 Kapil Sibal[17] Kapil Sibal.jpg 11 May 2013 26 May 2014
24 Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 BJP
NDA
Narendra Modi
25 D. V. Sadananda Gowda Sadananda Gowda.jpg 9 November 2014 5 July 2016
(24) Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg 5 July 2016 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: A
  2. ^ RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: B
  3. ^ a b c RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003:
  4. ^ a b "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha : SHIV SHANKER, SHRI P." Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. ^ "8th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KAUSHAL, SHRI JAGANNATH". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  6. ^ Tenth Lok sabha Archived 2016-06-24 at the Wayback Machine;, Members Bioprofile; SHANKARANAND, SHRI B.; Lok Sabha/National Informatics Centre
  7. ^ RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: G
  8. ^ "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha: SWAMY, DR. SUBRAMANIAN". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  9. ^ "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha: REDDY, SHRI KOTLA VIJAYA BHASKARA". Archived from the original on 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  10. ^ Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, XI LOK SABHA : KHALAP, SHRI RAMAKANT D. Archived 17 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  12. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Thambidurai,Dr. Munisamy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  13. ^ Jaitley was Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law and Justice till 7 November 2000, then was Union Cabinet Minister
  14. ^ RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: K
  15. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Moily, Dr. M. Veerappa". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  16. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Khurshid, Shri Salman". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  17. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Sibal, Shri Kapil". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-08.

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