Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Suresh Chandra appointed Law Secretary

New Delhi: Senior legal service officer Suresh Chandra has been appointed as Law Secretary.

Suresh Chandra has been appointed as Law Secretary.

Suresh Chandra has been appointed as Law Secretary.

Chandra is at present Additional Secretary in the department.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Chandra as Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.

The Ministry of Law and Justice had in April this year issued an advertisement for the post. A total of 45 applicants including district judge, practising advocates and Indian Legal Service (ILS) officers had applied for it.

The Department of Legal Affairs is responsible for tendering advice to ministries on legal matters, including interpretation of Constitution and the laws. It is also responsible for matters related to treaties and agreements with foreign countries in matters of civil law, besides matters relating to Law Commission among others.

G Narayana Raju, Legislative Secretary, was holding additional charge of the post of Secretary, Legal Affairs.

PTI

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