The Appointment Committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of senior Advocate Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General of India.
An Overview of the News
- The approval of reappointment of Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General of India by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
- Reappointment ensures continuity in handling the country’s complex legal matters.
- Tushar Mehta’s role as Solicitor General involves representing the Government of India in legal matters.
- The government aims to maintain a strong legal framework in India and uphold justice through these appointments.
Solicitor General’s Role
As the highest law officer in the country after the Attorney General, the Solicitor General plays a crucial role in representing the government’s interests in various legal matters. Tushar Mehta has been serving as the Solicitor General since October 2018, and his reappointment demonstrates the government’s satisfaction with his performance during his tenure. The office of the Solicitor General handles a significant portion of the central government’s litigation across the country, making it a vital position in the legal system.
Important points to remember about Solicitor General of India
- The Solicitor General is the second highest law officer in the country.
- He is subordinate to the Attorney General of India, the highest law officer and works under him.
- Solicitor General of India is appointed to assist him along with four additional solicitors.
- He also advises the government in legal matters.
- Solicitor general is appointed for period of three years by Appointment Committee of Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister.
- The proposal for appointment of Solicitor General, Additional Solicitor General is generally moved at the, level of Joint secretary/Law Secretary in the Department of Legal Affairs and after obtaining the approval of the Minister of Law & Justice, the proposal is sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for its approval.