Minister of Law and Justice

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.

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

List of Law & Justice MinistersEdit

No. Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
1 B. R. Ambedkar[1]   15 August 1947 11 October 1951 INC Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Kailash Nath Katju 05 November 1951 13 May 1952
3 Charu Chandra Biswas[2] 13 May 1952 17 April 1957
4 Ashoke Kumar Sen[3]   12 May 1958 24 January 1966
Lal Bahadur Shastri
5 Gopal Swarup Pathak 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
6 Panampilly Govinda Menon 13 March 1967 23 May 1970
7 Kengal Hanumanthaiah 26 June 1970 18 March 1971
8 H. R. Gokhale 18 March 1971 26 March 1977
9 Shanti Bhushan[3] 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 JP Morarji Desai
10 Hans Raj Khanna 30 July 1979 03 August 1979 JNP (S) Charan Singh
11 S. N. Kacker 03 August 1979 14 January 1980
12 P. Shiv Shankar[4] 14 January 1980 15 January 1982 INC Indira Gandhi
13 Jagannath Kaushal[5] 15 January 1982 31 December 1984
Rajiv Gandhi
(4) Ashoke Kumar Sen[3]   31 December 1984 31 March 1987
(12) P. Shiv Shankar[4] 25 July 1987 14 February 1988
14 Bindeshwari Dubey 14 February 1988 26 June 1988
15 B. Shankaranand[6] 25 June 1988 02 December 1989
16 Dinesh Goswami[7] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 AGP V. P. Singh
17 Subramanian Swamy[8]   21 November 1990 21 June 1991 JP Chandra Shekhar
18 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy[9] 21 June 1991 09 October 1992 INC P. V. Narasimha Rao
19 P. V. Narasimha Rao 09 October 1992 16 May 1996
20 Ram Jethmalani   16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP Atal Bihari Vajpayee
21 P Chidambaram 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 TMC H. D. Dewe Gowda
22 Ramakant Khalap
(MoS, Independent Charge)[10][11]
29 June 1996 19 March 1998 MGP
Inder Kumar Gujral
23 M. Thambidurai[12] 19 March 1998 08 April 1999 AIADMK
NDA
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
24 Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 09 April 1999 08 June 1999 BJP
NDA
(20) Ram Jethmalani   08 June 1999 23 July 2000
25 Arun Jaitley
(As MoS, Independent Charge
till 7 November 2000)
[13]
  23 July 2000 01 July 2002
26 Jana Krishnamurthy[14]   01 July 2002 29 January 2003
(25) Arun Jaitley   29 January 2003 22 May 2004
27 H. R. Bhardwaj   22 May 2004 28 May 2009 INC
UPA
Manmohan Singh
28 Veerappa Moily[15]   31 May 2009 19 July 2011
29 Salman Khurshid[16]   July 2011 28 October 2012
30 Ashwani Kumar   28 October 2012 10 May 2013
31 Kapil Sibal[17]   11 May 2013 26 May 2014
32 Ravi Shankar Prasad   26 May 2014 9 November 2014 BJP
NDA
Narendra Modi
33 D. V. Sadananda Gowda   9 November 2014 5 July 2016
(32) Ravi Shankar Prasad   5 July 2016 Incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  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:
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  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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