The Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department performs multifarious functions which are related to legal, administrative and the dispensation of administration of justice in the Union Territory. The main functions of the department are :
i. Legal Affairs: Files relating to legal opinion received from different Government Departments, Corporations and other Public Sector Undertakings are examined and legal opinion/ advice tendered. Recommendations of various committees, commissions are also examined and agreement/ deeds executed by the Union Territory Government with different organizations/ bodies/ companies etc. are drafted.
ii. Legislative Affairs: All proposal for drafting any Bill, Ordinance and vetting of rules, notifications, regulations are handled by this branch. It monitors passage of every Bill and Ordinance including introduction, printing, proof reading, obtaining assent of the Governor.
iii. Parliamentary Affairs: being the Administrative Department of the Union Territory Legislature, this department deals with all matters relating to the Union Territory legislature including summoning and prorogation of the sessions and grant of housing / car advances in favour of Members of Union Territory legislature. The Salaries, Allowances, pensions and other privileges of the member of the Union Territory Legislature / Ex-Legislators are also within the administrative domain of this department.
iv. Judicial Affairs / Litigation: being the administrative department of Union Territory Judiciary, all matters relating to High court and Subordinate Judiciary are being dealt by Law Department. The matters relating to Union Territory Legal Services Authority, holding of Lok Adalats, providing of legal aid is also being monitored by this department. It also exclusively deals with all court cases involving interest of the Union Territory Government right from the lowest court to the Apex Court. Engagement of Lawyers, Standing Counsels, Public Prosecutors and Notaries, examination of the proposals to file appeals, revisions including appeal against acquittal and Special Leave Petitions are the main functions of the Branch.