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Tushar Mehta appointed Solicitor General of India

Senior advocate Tushar Mehta is at present the Additional Solicitor General.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2018 19:45 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Solicitor General of India,Tushar Mehta,advocate Tushar Mehta
Senior advocate Tushar Mehta was on Wednesday appointed the Solicitor General of India, the second highest ranking law officer, almost a year after the post fell vacant, according to an official order.(Screengrab from fgioffice YouTube channel)

Senior advocate Tushar Mehta was on Wednesday appointed the Solicitor General of India, the second highest ranking law officer, almost a year after the post fell vacant, according to an official order.

Mehta is at present the Additional Solicitor General.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Mehta, senior advocate, as the Solicitor General of India with effect from the date of assumption of charge of office for a period till 30.06.2020,” the order issued by the personnel ministry said.

Attorney General of India is the top most law officer of the country. The post of the Solicitor General fell vacant after Ranjit Kumar had resigned from the post in October last year.

First Published: Oct 10, 2018 19:45 IST