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Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Ind) in Law & Justice Ministry

By Jhanak Singh      12 June, 2024 12:39 PM      0 Comments
Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State Ind in Law and Justice Ministry

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Arjun Ram Meghwal took charge of the Ministry of Law and Justice here on Tuesday.

Addressing the office bearers as well as the staff, Meghwal said, “Guided by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, I am committed to serving the people with dedication & integrity and the Ministry of  Law & Justice will contribute in realizing the dream of Viksit Bharat”.

He said, "It is our priority to generate awareness among people for the three new criminal laws which are going to be implemented soon”.

He further added that “it is our priority that the people get speedy justice in the courts”.

To reduce the pendency of cases, to address delay in acting on Collegium recommendations to fill judges vacancies in constitutional courts would be some of the challenges for him.

Meghwal has been retained as Law and Justice Minister as seen in case of other Ministers in previous Narendra Modi government.

Born on December 20, 1953, Meghwal is a Post-Graduate in Political Science. He is a Law Graduate and has also done MBA from University of Philippines.

Meghwal is a retired IAS Officer from Rajasthan and fourth time Member of Parliament representing Bikaner constituency in Lok Sabha since 2009 onwards.

Prior to the present charge, Meghwal has served as Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate affairs (2016-2017), Union Minister of State for Water Resources , River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs (2017-19), Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Parliamentary Affairs (2019-21), Union Minister of State for Culture & Parliamentary Affairs  (2021-2023), Union Minister of State (I/C) for law and justice MoS for culture and parliamentary affairs (2023-24).

He is famous as a bicycle rider for commuting to Parliament and has been awarded Sansad Ratna (3 times) and Sansad Maharatna award.
 



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