New Delhi, June 29: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday approved the re-appointment of KK Venugopal as Attorney General for India for one year with effect from July 1, 2020. Meanwhile, Tushar Mehta has also been retained as the Solicitor General of India. The Appointment Committee on Monday gave its nod to the re-appointment of Tushar Mehta with effect from July 1, 2020. Mehta has been re-appointed for three years.
Venugopal, succeeded Mukul Rohatgi as the AG on June 30, 2017. Mehta was first appointed as Solicitor General in October 2018. Mehta's appointment as the Solicitor General came almost a year after the post fell vacant, with the resignation of then SG Ranjit Kumar on October 20, 2017.
Additionally, the committee also re-appointed five existing Additional Solicitor-Generals of India for the Supreme Court for a period of three years. Additional Solicitor-Generals of India who have been re-appointed, include- Vikramjit Banerjee, Aman Lekhi, Madhavi Divan, KM Nataraj and Sanjay Jain.
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The Centre has also reappointed existing five Additional Solicitor Generals (ASGs) for another 3 years in Supreme Court. https://t.co/ewhZroE0YY
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The government also appointed six new ASGs for the Supreme Court. These ASGs include - Balbir Singh, Suryaprakash V Raju, Rupinder Singh Suri, N Venkataraman, Jayant K Sud and Aishwarya Bhati. Meanwhile, five Additional Solicitors Generals for the High Courts have also been appointed.
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