What is the News?
The Legislative Department, Ministry of Law and Justice has taken several initiatives in the year 2021.
Several of them are
Institute of Legislative Drafting and Research (ILDR): Legislative drafting is a specialized job which involves drafting skills and expertise. Apart from in-depth knowledge of laws and their regular updation, continuous and sustainable efforts are required to enhance the skills of legislative drafting.
Hence, with a view to increase the availability of trained Legislative Counsel in the county, this Institute was established as a Wing of the Legislative Department, Ministry of Law and Justice in 1989. The institute offers courses and programmes in Legislative Drafting to government officials of Central and State, and also to students of law.
India Code Information System (ICIS): It is a one-stop digital repository of all the Central and State Legislation, including their respective subordinate legislation.
It has been developed with the help of the National Informatics Centre(NIC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department). It is an important step in ensuring the legal empowerment of all citizens, as well as the object of ONE NATION — ONE PLATFORM.
Official Language Wing: It has published the Constitution of India. In this edition, the text of the Constitution of India has been brought up-to-date by incorporating therein all the amendments up to the Constitutional (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Year End Review: Legislative Department’ published in PIB on 29th January 2022.