Legislative Department in the Ministry of Law and Justice proposes to offer VOLUNTARY INTERNSHIP SCHEME FOR LAW STUDENTS (hereinafter referred to as the
“Scheme”) for the benefit of students pursuing Five Year Integrated Bachelor Degree in Law from recognised Law Colleges and National Law Universities in the country. The purpose of the Scheme is to motivate students in creating interest in Legislative Drafting work of the Government. The Scheme would help the students to enhance their drafting skills and secure knowledge about the nature and working of the Legislative Department. After the completion of the internship, it is expected that the interns would go out of the Legislative Department with deeper understanding of its functioning. The following conditions shall be applicable to the Scheme, namely: –
1. Every application under the Scheme shall be in the Form annexed to this Scheme and shall be recommended by the Dean or Head of the Department of the Institution,
where the student is pursuing his/her studies.
2. Legislative Department reserves the right to select the intern for the Scheme at its discretion.
3. A No Objection Certificate shall be produced by the student from the Dean or Head of the Department of the Institution after receiving intimation of selection to the  Scheme by the Legislative Department.
4. The internship shall be confined to students pursuing their 4th or 5th year of study.
5. Preference shall be given to students who have opted Legislative Drafting as one of the subjects of study.
6. The duration of the internship shall be between six to eight weeks.
7. The internship shall be voluntary and the intern shall neither be paid any remuneration or allowance nor any expense towards travel or accommodation be reimbursed by the Legislative Department.
8. No employment or financial liability shall be undertaken by the Legislative Department.
9. The maximum number of interns selected to the Scheme shall be five at any point of time.
10. The intern may have no access to files or folders in hard or electronic form, which areclassified or secret in nature.
11. The interns may be restricted by the Course Director or Associate Director of the ILDR entry into any Section or Chamber or Room.
12. The intern shall be available in the Legislative Department during the working hours and on all working days.
13. The interns may be required to sign the daily attendance. 2
14. The interns may be allowed to use the library of the Ministry of Law and Justice only
for reference purposes.
15. The intern may be assigned any responsibility relating to study, research or otherwork in connection with the legislative drafting work of the Department which shall
be the property of the Department and the intern shall not have any right or claim on the said assignment, study, research or other work.
16. The intern may work under the supervision of any officer to be decided by the Course Director, ILDR, Legislative Department from time-to-time.
17. Any responsibility relating to study, research or other work in connection with the work of the Department undertaken by the intern shall be evaluated by the officer to
be decided by the Course Director, ILDR, Legislative Department and such evaluation shall be final.
18. The intern may be required to present an internship report on legislative drafting work to the Course Director, ILDR, Legislative Department.
19. A certificate of successful completion of the Scheme shall be issued to the intern.
20. The Department reserves the right to revise the Scheme, as and when considers necessary.
Provided by: Tejal Triksha, Chanakya National Law University



B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.) at Chanakaya National Law University, Patna

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