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Law Department

Information required to be published under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act

Sr. No Particulars Information
(i) Particulars of its organization, functions and duties Law Department
NABARD, Head Office, Mumbai – 400 051
Tel: 022-26530065, Fax 022-26530062


Function and Duties:

Law Department

NABARD, Head Office, Mumbai – 400 051

Tel: 022-26530065, Fax 022-26530062



Key function of Law Department is to attend the legal issues of NABARD and to provide in-house legal consultancy to management and various HO Departments of NABARD, ROs and TEs and also to GoI, Cooperative credit institutions, Regional Rural Banks and associate institutions. 

Law Department tenders legal advice on issues mainly involving interpretation of NABARD Act, Constitution of India, Administrative Law, RBI Act, Banking Regulation Act, Industrial Disputes Act and various other Central and State Statutes having relevance to agriculture and rural development. 

Law Department is also entrusted with the functions of drafting legislation or amendments to existing legislation as well as subordinate legislation such as Rules and Regulations etc.. The Officers of Law Department are also nominated on Expert Committees, Working Groups constituted for matter dealing with NABARD’s functions and also committees constituted by Central Government and RBI in respect of agricultural laws, banking laws for co-operative banks, rural banks, etc.

Law Department also provides legal inputs for disposal of First Appeals and Second Appeals received under RTI Act.

The key functions can be broadly categorized: -

  • tendering legal advice, 
  • documentation,
  • litigation management,
  • statutory drafting,
  • Involvement in committees/studies, 
  • faculty support, and  
  • creation of legal awareness.
The powers and duties of its officers and employees
  • Legal Services have been constituted under NABARD (Staff) Rules. The Bank recruits legal professionals practicing in Courts as Advocates or who have work experience in Law Departments of Banks/FIs/other organisations.
  • Law Department basically provides in-house legal consultancy to the Bank. It manages legal affairs of the Bank.
  • It works in close cohesion with various Operational Departments and Regional Offices/Sub-offices/Training Establishments and tenders legal advice and provide related services.
  • Aids management in decision making process by providing necessary legal inputs.

Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability The Department is headed by a Chief General Manger who is assisted with a team of Two General Managers, Two Deputy General Managers, Nine Asssistant General Managers and Three Assistant Managers ( Two Legal and One RDBS). The department functions under the overall guidance and supervision of the CGM assisted by GMs and DGMs. DGMs are in turn assisted by the AGMs, and AMs in discharge of the work.
Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Functions are discharged within the framework of law, relevant Acts, Rules and Regulations as prescribed under the Law from time to time.
Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions Law Department has a library containing various books, journals and periodicals which are accessed by the staff for disposing the cases and advising on the legal issues.
A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control. Opinions/legal advice/draft documentation on various matters referred by the operational departments / Regional Offices/subsidiaries of NABARD.
Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.

Not Applicable

A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

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A directory of its officers and employees Directory of its Officers and Employees
Shri Nilay D Kapoor CGM
Shri Kuppa Badrinarayana GM
Shri Rajeev Kumar Saxena GM
Shri Niladri Laskar DGM
Smt N Sultana DGM
Shri Bobbili Vijayakar AGM
Smt Suma A R AGM
Smt Rajani M Netrekar AGM
Shri Rajesh Kumar K AGM
Smt Geethisha G AGM
Shri Devi Darshan Seth AGM
Shri Rajesh Kumar Tiwari AGM
Shri Sudeep Mukherjee AGM
Shri Abhay Kumar AGM
Smt. Manali S Samant AM
Shri Jyotishk Kanoujia AM
Shri Gourav Solanki AM
Smt Asha Lochan AM
Smt Surekha R Nalawade Dev. Asst
Shri Nitin N Bansode Dev. Asst
Kum Swati Chandanshive SOA
The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations. Click here
Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made. Law Department is allocated every year budget for payment of legal charges and purchase of books etc.
Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

Not Applicable

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the organization.

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Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

Opinions/legal advice recorded on various matters.

Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

Information available on the public domain

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year.

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