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Minister of Law and Justice (India)

Minister of Law and Justice
विधी और न्याय मंत्री
Incumbent
D. V. Sadananda Gowda

since 9 November 2014
Ministry of Law and Justice
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer President (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Website .in.niclawmin

The Minister of Law and Justice is head of the Ministry of Law and Justice and one of the Cabinet Ministers of the Government of India. D. V. Sadananda Gowda is incumbent Minister of Law and Justice.

List of Ministers of Law and Justice

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
B. R. Ambedkar[1] 15 August 1947 1952 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Charu Chandra Biswas[2] May 1952 April 1957
Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] 1957 1966
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Shanti Bhushan[3] 1977 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Hans Raj Khanna 1979 1979 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
Jagannath Kaushal[4] 1982 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] 1984 1987 Rajiv Gandhi
P. Shiv Shankar[5] 1987 1989
Dinesh Goswami[6] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Asom Gana Parishad V. P. Singh
Subramanian Swamy[7] 1990 1991 Janata Party Chandra Shekhar
Ram Jethmalani 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ramakant Khalap[8][9] 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party H. D. Dewe Gowda
M. Thambidurai[10] 19 March 1998 April 1999 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ram Jethmalani October 1999 23 July 2000 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Arun Jaitley[11] 23 July 2000 July 2002
Jana Krishnamurthy[12] July 2002 January 2003
Arun Jaitley 29 January 2003 21 May 2004
H. R. Bhardwaj 22 May 2004 28 May 2009 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
Veerappa Moily[13] 31 May 2009 19 July 2011
Salman Khurshid[14] July 2011 28 October 2012
Ashwani Kumar 28 October 2012 10 May 2013
Kapil Sibal[15] 11 May 2013 26 May 2014
Ravi Shankar Prasad 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
D. V. Sadananda Gowda 9 November 2014 Incumbent

References

  1. ^ [1] PDF (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: A)
  2. ^ [2] PDF (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: B)
  3. ^ a b c [3] PDF (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: S)
  4. ^ 8th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KAUSHAL, SHRI JAGANNATH
  5. ^ Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha : SHIV SHANKER, SHRI P.
  6. ^ [4] PDF (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: G)
  7. ^ Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha: SWAMY, DR. SUBRAMANIAN
  8. ^ Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, XI LOK SABHA : KHALAP, SHRI RAMAKANT D.
  9. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  10. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Thambidurai,Dr. Munisamy
  11. ^ Jaitley was Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law and Justice till 7 November 2000, then was Union Cabinet Minister
  12. ^ [5] PDF (RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1952 - 2003: K)
  13. ^ Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Moily, Dr. M. Veerappa
  14. ^ Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Khurshid, Shri Salman
  15. ^ Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Sibal, Shri Kapil

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