About West Bengal Judicial Department:
Legislation, in the present times, is the primary source of law and in this context, the importance of legislative drafting can hardly be over-emphasized. This task was assigned to the erstwhile Legislative Department of the Government of West Bengal. Law Department as established on 01.03.1958 after amalgamation of Legislative and Judicial Department which were again bifurcated in 1963 with Departments ? Judicial and Legislative. In terms of memo No. 175?L, dated 9.2.1988, of this Department, the Legislative Department has been renamed as Law Department with effect from the 1st March, 1988 with two branches, namely Legislative Branch and Official Language Branch, which has also two wings, viz. Official Language Branch ? Bengali and Official Language Branch ? Nepali.