Anoop Kumar Mendiratta appointed new Law Secretary: 17.10.2019

अनूप कुमार मेंदीरत्ता को केंद्रीय कानून मंत्रालय में नया विधि सचिव नियुक्त किया गया

Points to Remember:

  • Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been appointed as the new Law Secretary (Secretary, Legal Affairs) in the Union Law Ministry, according to a Personnel Ministry order.
  • Mendiratta is at present the District and Sessions Judge, North-East District, Karkardooma Courts, Delhi.
  • He has been appointed to the post on contractual basis till March 30, 2023, i.e. till his attaining the age of 60 years, the order said.
  • The post of law secretary has been without a full-time officer since December last year.
  • Secretary (Justice) Alok Shrivastava, an IAS officer, in the law ministry was till now holding the additional charge of law secretary.
  • Usually the posts of secretary (legal affairs) also called the law secretary and secretary (legislative department) are held by Indian Legal Service officers.
  • The Indian Legal Service has officers till the post of joint secretary, and additional secretaries and the secretary are “ex-cadre” officers.

About Ministry of Law and Justice (India):

  • Formed: 1833
  • Headquarters: Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
  • Minister of Law and Justice: Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Child agencies: Department of legal affairs, Legislative department, Department of justice
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Law Secretary (Secretary, Legal Affairs) in the Union Law Ministry? Anoop Kumar Mendiratta
  2. Who is the current Minister of Law and Justice? Ravi Shankar Prasad



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