Senior advocate of Bombay High Court Atma Ram Nadkarni on 9 May 2016 was appointed as Additional Solicitor General (ASG).
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Nadkarni as Additional Solicitor General in Supreme Court for a period of three years.
About Additional Solicitor General
• Additional Solicitor General of India abbreviated is a law officer of India and is the third ranking lawyer of the Government of India.
• The headquarters of Additional Solicitor-General may be at New Delhi or Mumbai or Chennai or Allahabad as the Government of India may specify from time to time.
• ASG is governed by Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1987.
Duties of Additional Solicitor General
• To give advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time, be referred or assigned to him by the Government of India.
• To appear, whenever required, in the Supreme Court or in any High Court on behalf of the Government of India in cases (including suits, writ petitions, appeal and other proceedings) in which the Government of India is concerned as a party or is otherwise interested.
• To represent the Government of India in any reference made by the President to the Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Constitution.
• To discharge such other functions as are conferred on a Law Officer by or under the Constitution or any other Law for the time being in force.
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When: 9 May 2016