Senior advocate Chetan Mittal has been appointed assistant solicitor general of India for the Punjab and Haryana high court by the union ministry of law and justice.
He would head a team of lawyers to defend cases related to central government departments and union ministries.
Designated as senior advocate in 2008, Mittal has worked as additional advocate general twice in Punjab from 2000 to 2001 and 2007 to 2011.
Born on October 18, 1969, Mittal belongs to a family of illustrious advocates. After completing his LLB course from Panjab University, Chandigarh, he enrolled as an advocate in 1991 and started his professional career from Chandigarh district courts. He later moved to the Punjab and Haryana high court and had been appearing in many civil, criminal and constitutional matters, including cases involving intricate questions of law argued before the full benches.
Senior advocate Anmol Rattan Sidhu had been continuing on the post of assistant solicitor general of India. After the formation of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in May, he had put in his resignation but he was asked to continue on the post till the new appointment was finalised.
Also, advocate Sandeep Sharma has been appointed assistant solicitor general of India for the Himachal Pradesh high court at Shimla and Kuldeep Kumar Pangotra for the Jammu and Kashmir high court at Jammu.