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Minister of Law and Justice
Minister of Law and Justice
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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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politics and government of

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 jindabad

List of Law & Justice Ministers

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
B. R. Ambedkar[1] Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.jpg 15 August 1947 1952 Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Charu Chandra Biswas[2] May 1952 April 1957
Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] Ashokesen1.JPG 1957 1966
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Gopal Swarup Pathak 1966 1967 Indira Gandhi
Shanti Bhushan[3] 1977 1979 JP Morarji Desai
Hans Raj Khanna 1979 1979 JNP (S) Charan Singh
P. Shiv Shankar[4] 1980 1982 Congress Indira Gandhi
Jagannath Kaushal[5] 1982 1984
Ashoke Kumar Sen[3] 1984 1987 Rajiv Gandhi
P. Shiv Shankar[4] 1987 1988
Bindeshwari Dubey 14 February 1988 26 June 1988
B. Shankaranand[6] June 1988 December 1989
Dinesh Goswami[7] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 AGP V. P. Singh
Subramanian Swamy[8] Subramanian Swamy.JPG 1990 1991 JP Chandra Shekhar
Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy[9] 1991 1992 Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ram Jethmalani Ram Jethmalani.jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ramakant Khalap[10][11] 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 MGP H. D. Dewe Gowda
M. Thambidurai[12] 19 March 1998 April 1999 AIADMK
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ram Jethmalani Ram Jethmalani.jpg October 1999 23 July 2000 BJP
Arun Jaitley[13] Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg 23 July 2000 July 2002
Jana Krishnamurthy[14] Jana Krishnamurthi.JPG July 2002 January 2003
Arun Jaitley Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg 29 January 2003 21 May 2004
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 Congress
Manmohan Singh
Veerappa Moily[15] Veerappa Moily BNC.jpg 31 May 2009 19 July 2011
Salman Khurshid[16] 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[17] Kapil Sibal.jpg 11 May 2013 26 May 2014
Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 BJP
Narendra Modi
D. V. Sadananda Gowda Sadananda Gowda.jpg 9 November 2014 5 July 2016
Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg 5 July 2016 Incumbent


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