Smt.Anandiben Patel

Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Government of Gujarat

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Shri Pradipsingh Jadeja


Shri Pradeepsinh Jadeja
Law Minister State

( Independent Charge)

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Shri Ilesh Vora  

Shri Ilesh Vora
Secretary & R.L.A.
Legal Department Gujarat State

Welcome to Legal Department

Gujarat is a goal oriented State and claims to strive for securing the welfare of people. Independence of judiciary is one of the basic features of our Constitution but for smooth, efficient and effective functioning of justice delivery system, it is very imperative to have a conducive infrastructure and suitable work environment. In order to improve the pace of development, the Government in Legal Department has focused its efforts on a few key areas and has taken them up as a mission.

Legal Thoughts to Ponder
  • No man is above the law and no man below it.  ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights.  Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.  ~Justice William J. Brennan, 1982
  • I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another~Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826)

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  • During last 11 years, there is 925 % increase in budget provision for Legal Department.
  • The Government has given administrative sanction on 5/12/11 for construction of 10 storeyed 32 courts court complex with the facilities of Conference Hall for advocates and Judicial officers at Surat at the estimated cost of RS. 43.15 crores.
  • The Government has decided to construct court buildings at Vadodara for District Court and other subordinate courts at the estimated cost of RS. 130 crores.
  • In order that the residents of Gujarat get justice within one year, the Government has decided to establish 700 courts of different cadres during the time period of five years and out of those courts, 90 courts have become functional or have been upgraded or given status of full time courts. For these 700 courts, 4900 posts have been sanctioned.
  • Eventhough the Government of India discontinued the policy of Fast Track Courts, having regard to the results achieved through Fast Track Courts, the Government has continued 51 Fast Track Courts as the Courts of Additional District Judges.

  • . As the Government is dedicated to the welfare of the people, the Government makes the laws having regard to social, economic, industrial and financial background and implements those laws. Having identified the public interests involved in implementation of such laws and having recognized the needs of the people, the Government has established following categories of Special Courts during the last five years –

    (1) 34 courts for dealing with cases under the Negotiable Instruments Act;
    (2) 25 courts for dealing with cases under the Electricity Act;
    (3) 15 courts for dealing with cases under Atrocity Act;
    (4) 11 courts for dealing with cases under Prevention of Corruption Act;
    (5) 25 family courts.

  • . Having identified the need of the downtrodden and working litigants, the Government has established 88 Evening Courts in the year 2006 and these courts have so far disposed of 8,33,510 cases.
  • . The Government has taken policy decision for establishment of civil and criminal courts for each of the newly formed Revenue Districts and as a part of this decision, the Government decided to establish civil and criminal courts in every District and Taluka places. As a result thereof, at present, in all 974 Courts, out of which 282 Courts of Senior Civil Judges, 125 Courts of Additional District Judges and 357 Courts of Judicial Magistrate First class, are functioning in the State of Gujarat with total 16327 officers and staff including Judicial officers are working in those courts.
  • The Government has made provision of RS. 71.51 crores (RS. 10.89 crores for new buildings for residential quarters of Judicial Officers and staff and RS. 60.62 crores for constructions on hand) in the year 2012-13.


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