Functioning of Law
The Law Department performs the following functions of legal and
a. to examine various issues received from different
Departments of the Government/Corporations and to tender legal advice to the
b. to examine legislative proposals and to draft
the same which include Bills, Ordinances, Notifications, rules and
c. to draft agreements/deeds to be executed by the
State Government with different Organizations / Bodies / Companies etc.
d. to administer affairs of the two Houses of the
State legislature including summoning and prorogation of the sessions and
grant housing/car advances in favour of the Honíble members of the State
legislature. The salaries, allowances, pension and other privileges of the
Members of the State Legislature/Ex-Legislators are also within the
administrative domain of this Department, which are being reviewed from time
e. to make all necessary arrangements for conduct of
cases in different courts in which the State or any of its
Departments/functionaries is a party.
Standing Counsels for various Departments are
also appointed by this Department so that timely advice/legal assistance is
provided to the Departments for proper conduct of cases.
examination of the cases for filing of appeals,
reviews and revisions and SLPs before the competent courts.
to appoint Notaries in different Courts and to
confer powers of executive magistrates on various officers of the State
Administration on the recommendations of Divisional Commissioners/ District
Department is the Administrative Department for the :-
High Court and Subordinate Judiciary.
Advocate Generalís Organization.
State Legal Services Authority
Motor Accidents Claims Tribunals.
Directorates of Litigation Jammu / Srinagar .
Directorate of Urdu Coordination Cell.