Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General of India
Tushar Mehta was reappointed as the current Solicitor General of India for a three-year term.
An Overview of the News
The reappointment of Tushar Mehta was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
Reappointment ensures continuity in handling the country's complex legal matters.
Tushar Mehta's role as Solicitor General involves representing the Government of India in legal matters.
The government aims to maintain a strong legal framework in India and uphold justice through these appointments.
About Solicitor General of India (SGI)
It is under the Attorney General of India.
It is the second highest law officer in the country and assists the Attorney General.
It is assisted by the Additional Solicitor General of India.
The roles of SGIs and Additional SGIs are established by the Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1972.
The posts of Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor General are statutory, not constitutional, like Attorney General.
Formation - 28 January 1950
Report - Attorney General of India
Appointed - Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) was constituted on 26 January 1950.
Amit Shah is the Union Minister of ACC.
Narendra Modi is the President of ACC.
R. Venkataramani is the present Attorney General of India.
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