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

Important Points

  • 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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