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  • The official website of Law and Legislative Affairs Department widely focuses on the setup (organization), functions and various duties which are performed by the department. General Public may obtain information from this site, mainly relating to establishment of new courts, appointment of Judges in the sub-ordinate judiciary, appointment of Government Pleaders (Advocates), appointment of Notaries and sanction for Prosecution etc.
  • This site is useful for all departments of the Government, Advocates and other persons working in legal field.

Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

       Law and Legislative Affairs Department is a separate unit within the Secretariat of the Government of Chhattisgarh. Department is headed by Hon'ble Law Minister. Main work of this Department is drafting/vetting of bills and ordinances, publication of Acts and Ordinances in the Official Gazette. The procedure of legislation is regulated by relevant provisions of the Constitution, Rules of Business of the Government of Chhattisgarh and the Law Department Manual. All rules, regulations, bye-laws, notifications, orders etc., which any department of the Government proposes to issue, is prepared by the department concerned thereafter a draft is forwarded to the law department for opinion as well as vetting. The draft is examined by the law department with reference to its legal validity and duly vetted draft is sent to the department for further action such as publication in the Official Gazette etc. This department is also responsible for the work in connection with elections to Lok Sabha (Parliament) and Vidhan Sabha (State Legislature) and matters ancillary thereto, various works relating to administration of Justice, Civil, Criminal and all administrative matters concerning the judiciary is performed by the law department. Opinion is given to various Departments of the Government on any legal issue referred by them. Vetting of draft contracts, agreements and MoU in which State Government is party is also done by the law department. Secretary Law is ex-officio Administrator-General, Official Trustee and Proctor.

Law Department is administrative department for State Legal Services Authority, constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, Hidaytullah National Law University constituted under the Hidaytullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh Act, 2003, Madhyastham Adhikaran constituted under the Chhattisgarh Madhyastham Adhikaran Adhiniyam, 1983.

This Department is also administrative department of Highcourt and deals with all matters between the Highcourt and the Government.