Minister of Law and Justice (India)

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Minister of Law and Justice
विधी और न्याय मंत्री
Emblem of India.svg
Sadananda Gowda.jpg
Incumbent
D. V. Sadananda Gowda

since 9 November 2014
Ministry of Law and Justice
Style The Honourable
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer President (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Website lawmin.nic.in

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[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
B. R. Ambedkar[1] Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.jpg 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
Gopal Swarup Pathak 1966 1967 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Shanti Bhushan[3] 1977 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Hans Raj Khanna 1979 1979 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
P. Shiv Shankar[4] 1980 1982 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Jagannath Kaushal[5] 1982 1984
Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] 1984 1987 Rajiv Gandhi
P. Shiv Shankar[4] 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
Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy[8] 1991 1992 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ram Jethmalani 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ramakant Khalap[9][10] 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party H. D. Dewe Gowda
M. Thambidurai[11] 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[12] Arun Jaitley at the India Economic Summit 2010 cropped.jpg 23 July 2000 July 2002
Jana Krishnamurthy[13] Jana1.JPG July 2002 January 2003
Arun Jaitley Arun Jaitley at the India Economic Summit 2010 cropped.jpg 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[14] Veerappa Moily BNC.jpg 31 May 2009 19 July 2011
Salman Khurshid[15] Salman Khurshid portrait.jpg July 2011 28 October 2012
Ashwani Kumar Ashwani Kumar at the India Economic Summit 2008.jpg 28 October 2012 10 May 2013
Kapil Sibal[16] Kapil Sibal.jpg 11 May 2013 26 May 2014
Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
D. V. Sadananda Gowda Sadananda Gowda.jpg 9 November 2014 Incumbent

References[edit]

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

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