June 30, 2020

Tushar Mehta re-appointed as Solicitor General for 3 years; KK Venugopal re-appointed as Attorney General for one year

[ by Legal Era News Network ]


In a major reshuffle by the Centre among its law officers for the Supreme Court, the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of senior advocate Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General for a period of three years. Senior advocate K.K. Venugopal has also been re-appointed to the post of Attorney General of India for a period of one year.

The Centre has re-appointed Vikramjit Banerjee, Aman Lekhi, Madhavi Divan, K.M. Nataraj and Sanjay Jain – as Additional Solicitors General for the Supreme Court for three years w.e.f. 1 July 2020.

The Appointments Committee has also appointed new Additional Solicitors General for the Supreme Court for a period of 3 years. They are Balbir Singh, Suryaprakash V. Raju, A.N. Venkataraman, Jayant K. Sud, Aishwarya Bhati and Rupinder Singh Suri.

The committee also appointed five Additional Solicitors General for the High Courts for a period of three years: They are – Yezdezard Jehangir Dastoor for the Calcutta High Court, Chetan Sharma for the Delhi High Court, R. Sankaranarayanan for the Madras High Court, Dr. Krishna Nandan Singh for the Patna High Court and Devang Girish Vyas for the Gujarat High Court.

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