Department of Law is a part of Ministry of Law & Justice as per the Allocation of Business Rules of Government of Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest Departments of Govt. of Rajasthan. The Law Department performs multifarious functions which are related to legal, administrative and the dispensation of administration of justice in the State. 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 State 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 State Legislature, this department deals with all matters relating to the State legislature including summoning and prorogation of the sessions and grant of housing / car advances in favour of Members of State legislature. The Salaries, Allowances, pensions and other privileges of the member of the State Legislature / Ex-Legislators are also within the administrative domain of this department.
iv. Judicial Affairs / Litigation: being the administrative department of State Judiciary, all matters relating to High court and Subordinate Judiciary are being dealt by Law Department. The matters relating to State 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 State 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.
V. Vidhi Rachna Sangthan : To Prepare authorized text of Rules and Acts, originally passed in English and to get it published in the official gazette. Scrutiny and finalization of Hindi translation of rules, acts, reports, schemes, notifications etc. allotted from other cells.
VI. Drafting : Vetting of drafts of statutory rules, notification and order received from all the Departments. Vetting of draft agreements to be executed on behalf of the Government. Vetting of draft memorandum of Association and Article of Association of Societies formed by the State Government. Opinion on Legal points referred by the Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Cabinet, Cooperative, Election, General Administration, Medical & Health, Medical Education, Public Health Engineering, Public Works, Planning, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports & Youth Affairs, Statistics, Transport and Tourism Department. Judicial Enquiry under the Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009.