Ministry of Law and Justice Current Affairs, GK & News

Justice U.U. Lalit named as CJI’s Successor

On August 4, 2022, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor. Recommendation was sent to the Union Minister for Law and Justice. Highlights: Justice NV Ramana is scheduled to retire from office on August 26, on superannuation. He was the 48th CJI of India ..

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Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App launched

Union Law & Justice Minister, Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Law & Justice, SP Baghel launched “Citizens’ Tele-Law smartphone app” on November 13, 2021. Highlights On the occasion, they also felicitated the frontline functionaries of Department of Justice’s Tele-Law. Ministers honoured around 124 Frontline functionaries, including paralegal volunteers, panel lawyers, village level entrepreneurs, ..

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What is E-Courts Project?

The E-Courts Project is being implemented since 2007 as a part of the National E-Governance Plan. The project is based on the National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology in Judiciary. The main objective of the project is to leverage ICT to provide designated services to lawyers, litigants and judiciary. ..

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Politician Hans Raj Bhardwaj passes away

Hans Raj Bhardwaj, who was an Indian Politician and belonged to Indian National Congress, recently passed away. He was the Union minister for Law and justice for five years the minister of state for nine years. Hans Raj Bhardwaj introduced the concept of rural courts (Gram Nyayalayas) in India. He had also served as the Governor ..

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UAE declared ‘Reciprocating Territory’ by India

Indian expatriates if convicted in a civil case in the UAE would no longer be able to seek safe heaven back in India as the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India during the second week of January 2020 issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, which declared the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be a ..

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1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be Set Up

Central Government under the scheme ‘National Mission for Safety of Women(NMSW)’ will be setting up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for fast and time-bound completion of the trial relating to sexual offences, for more stringent provisions the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was also enacted. In all concerned State Governments/ Union Territories Administrations, the ..

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