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additional solicitor general (ASG)

09 April 2015

Karnataka high court senior advocate Prabhuling Navadgi yesterday accepted his appointment to become additional solicitor general (ASG), taking up a post created for the first time ever in the state.

11 December 2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday approved the creation of five new posts of additional solicitors general, one in each of the high courts of Punjab and Haryana, Patna, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Gujarat.

According to an official release, the decision will strengthen the litigation machinery to represent the central government as a whole and specifically in these courts: “This will also help in conduct of litigation on behalf of Union of India efficiently and effectively.”

“The creation of these posts will also facilitate transaction of business in accordance with procedures and enable assigning of functions to legally trained persons. It will result in greater accountability of government departments to curb frivolous litigation and lessen the burden of government cases in these Courts.”

10 July 2014

Senior advocate and BJP spokesperson Pinky Anand was appointed Additional Solicitor General (ASG) in the Supreme Court and she assumed office yesterday, reported The Hindu.

The former Additional Advocate General of Uttarakhand is only the second woman ever to be appointed ASG. The first – Indira Jaising – demitted office after change of government in May.

Bar Council Member S Prabhakaran, senior advocates NR Chandran, G Rajagopalan and former Karnataka Advocate-General Uday Holla are meanwhile contenders for two posts of Additional Advocate General to the Madras high court.

Six senior advocates were appointed ASG in the Supreme Court on 7 June: L Nageswara Rao, Paramjit Patwalia, Maninder Singh, Tushar Mehta, Neeraj Kishan Kaul and PS Narsimha.

08 February 2013

Breaking: Several sources have confirmed that Supreme Court additional solicitor general Mohan Parasaran will replace outgoing solicitor general of India Rohinton Nariman who resigned on Monday.

It is understood that Parasaran received a telephone call from a senior government official today offering him the appointment today, which he orally accepted.

Tax Sutra's Arun Giri first broke the story earlier today, citing sources [story, behind paywall].

Parasaran is the son of former attorney general of India and senior advocate K Parasaran. He was designated a senior advocate in 2002, and was first appointed an additional solicitor general in the Supreme Court in 2004.

Nariman had resigned from the office on Monday allegedly over difference of opinion with the law minister Ashwini Kumar. Legally India Supreme Court postcard writer Courtwitness tweeted: “[Rohinton F Nariman], from what I gather, did not like being ordered around by someone whom he does not think is as good a lawyer as him.”

30 August 2012

gavelExclusive: Senior counsel Paras Kuhad, who founded Paras Kuhad & Associates, and senior counsel Rakesh Khanna have accepted appointments to become additional solicitor general (ASG) in the Supreme Court.

06 July 2012

Sidharth LuthraExclusive: Supreme Court senior advocate Sidharth Luthra has today accepted his appointment to become additional solicitor general (ASG).