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Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India

New Delhi, India
Joined July 2018

Department of Justice undertakes and runs a number of schemes for administration of justice, legal aid to the poor and Access to Justice, Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms.

Presence in: India
Focus: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance

Department of Justice is a part of Ministry of Law & Justice as per the Allocation of Business Rules 1961 of Government of India. It is one of the oldest Departments of Government of India and was under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs until 2010.

The secretariat of the Department is located in Jaisalmer House, New Delhi.

The Organisational setup includes four Joint Secretaries, six Directors/Deputy Secretaries and seven Under Secretaries. The functions of the Department of Justice include the appointment, resignation and removal of the Chief Justice of India, Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and Judges of the High Courts and their service matters.

In addition, The Department implements important schemes for Infrastructure Development of Subordinate Judiciary, the E-court Project on computerization of various courts across the country, Legal Aid to Poor and Access to Justice.

 

People Associated With This Organization

neelam kadyan

India  
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law... (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Environmental Justice
Neelam kadyan is a senior assistant professor in department of law, Maharshi Dayanand university, India. Her doctoral and pre -doctoral thesis focuses on global warming, climate change law and policy. She holds ten years of teaching and research experience in environmental law where she has published various articles on Indian law and policies on climate change in international peer-reviewed refereed journals. Her main area of research is climate change and migration.

Nusrat Khan

India  
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law...
Joined July 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Women's Rights
I am a qualified lawyer, with nearly ten years of work experience in the field of human rights advocacy, access to justice and legal empowerment.
Currently, I am working with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India on their Access to Justice programme which focuses on raising legal awareness and empowerment amongst those most marginalised in the society. As part of this job, I work closely with legal services authorities, lawyers, para legal volunteers and law schools in ensuring effective and timely delivery of legal information and aid to those who cannot afford private counsel.

Ramesh Babu Vishwanathula

India  
Department of Justice, Ministry of Law... (Unverified)
Joined July 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Women's Rights
Legal Professional with over 22 years of standing and having Legal Practice in National & International Courts, Tribunals, Authorities, Forums etc. Expert in various branches of law, good communicator, planner with strong judgement and critical abilities. Excellent reputation of resolving problems, improved client satisfaction.

Involved in Probono services for Department of Justice, Government of India and have assumed several cases.
Nusrat Khan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

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