Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Mohan Parasaran appointed as new solicitor general

PTI  New Delhi, February 15, 2013
First Published: 15:29 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 15:39 IST(15/2/2013)

Additional solicitor general Mohan Parasaran was appointed as the country's new solicitor general on Friday following the resignation of senior advocate Rohinton Nariman from the post.


Advertisement

His tenure will be for three years.

His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and a formal notification was issued on Friday.

Earlier this month, Nariman had resigned as solicitor general of India amid speculation that the decision came over his differences with law minister Ashwani Kumar.

Parasaran, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and son of former attorney general K Parasaran, was appointed as ASG by the first UPA government in July 2004. He continued in office in UPA II.

Last week Parasaran had said that he would be responsive to the "present needs of the society."

He said matters relating to public interest would be his priority.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Delhi's last working elephants: Mishandling leads to deaths, disappearance

Sanjay Bansal, 50, drives his Renault Duster across the ITO Bridge and goes down to the Yamuna banks to pray to Rupa, a 40-year-old elephant. The trader looks mesmerised as she chomps lazily at the sugarcanes he has brought with him.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved