Solicitor General

  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a three-year tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the Bombay...
  • Gopal Subramanium row: Is there a danger to independence of judiciary? June 25, 2014

    Former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium has withdrawn his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge. In a letter written by the senior lawyer to Cheif Justice of India, Gopal Subramaniam wrote, "I am fully conscious that my independence as a lawyer is causing apprehensions...
  • I feel let down, it is a sad day for the judiciary: Gopal Subramanium June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Openly expressing his criticism against the NDA government, former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium on Wednesday withdrew his candidature for his appointment as a Supreme Court judge. Subramamium said that he did so because the present government has apprehensions that he will not toe...
  • Gopal Subramanium declines to be SC judge over principle June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, who has withdrawn his consent to be considered for a Supreme Court judge's position, on Wednesday said he has done it over principles and as a matter of principle and to save his honour and dignity. "I am not here to offer myself for continuous...
  • Gopal Subramanium withdraws candidature for appointment as SC judge June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium has withdrawn his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge. In a letter written by the senior lawyer to Cheif Justice of India, Gopal Subramaniam wrote, "I am fully conscious that my independence as a lawyer is...
  • Ranjit Kumar assumes charge as Solicitor General June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar on Monday assumed charge as the Solicitor General (SG) of India. The government has also appointed six additional Solicitor Generals (ASGs)--senior advocates Maninder Singh, L Nageshwar Rao, Tushar Mehta, P S Patwalia, Neeraj K Kaul and PS Narasimha. The newly-appointed law officers would take steps to...
  • Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ranjit Kumar appointed as Solicitor General June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Ranjit Kumar, considered an expert on Constitutional laws, was on Saturday appointed as the Solicitor General. The Law Ministry on Saturday issued notification appointing Kumar, who has defended Gujarat in a number of cases, as the next Solicitor General of India. The Ministry also issued notifications...
  • Fodder scam: Court can decide about dropping charges against Lalu, S-G tells CBI March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The court can decide about dropping charges against RJD leader Lalu Prasad in three cases related to the fodder scam, the Solicitor-General has said. The CBI had sought the view of the S-G after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha felt that charges against Lalu should be dropped in the...
  • AAP's Jan Lokpal Bill unconstitutional, says Solicitor General February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran has called the Aam Aadmi Party government's Jan Lokpal Bill 'unconstitutional'. Parasaran has insisted that the Lieutenant Governor's prior approval is necessary to pass the Bill. Parasaran, whose opinion was sought by L-G Najeeb Jung on the constitutionality of the Delhi government's proposal to enact...
  • Coal scam: Will ASG be asked to quit over outburst against A-G? April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval may be asked to quit following his outburst against Attorney General GE Vahanvati in the coal scam case, according to sources. This comes as the two top law officers of the government are engaged in an open war in the case. Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Full text: Additional S-G Raval's letter to A-G Vahanvati April 30, 2013

    Additional Solicitor General and CBI counsel in the coal scam case Harin Raval wrote a letter to Attorney General Ghoolam E Vahanvati accusing him of interfering in the CBI's case. Raval in his letter has alleged that he has been made a scapegoat in the case. Following is the full...
  • Mohan Parasaran to be elevated as Solicitor General February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran is all set to be appointed as the new Solicitor General (SG) of India following the resignation of senior advocate Rohinton Nariman from the post earlier this week. "I have given my consent for the post of SG," he said. "Formal notification is yet...
  • Solicitor General Rohinton F Nariman resigns February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Solicitor General of India Rohinton F Nariman has resigned from his post almost an year after he replaced Gopal Subramaniam. The exact reason behind the sudden resignation is not yet known. Sources said that there were differences of opinion between Nariman and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. Nariman had taken...
  • Rohinton Nariman to be new Solicitor General July 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Sources have told CNN-IBN that Senior advocate Rohinton Nariman is all set to be appointed as the new Solicitor General of India, the second senior most law officer of the country, in place of Gopal Subramanium, who quit recently. Sources said that the government has decided to appoint him...
  • Decision on SG after consulting PM: Khurshid July 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Salman Khurshid, who assumed as Law Minister on Wednesday, made it clear that a decision on the resignation of Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium will be taken after consultations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Khurshid also said he had an "open mind" on the issue which he wanted to resolve...
  • Govt not to ask S-G to withdraw his resignation July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium is finally on his way out with sources claiming that the Government has not asked him to reconsider his resignation. Law Minister Veerappa Moily spoke to Subramanium on Monday but he did not ask the Solicitor General to think against about his resignation. The government...
  • I quit as Special Counsel was appointed: SG July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium on Saturday said that he tendered his resignation as a Special Counsel was appointed to represent the government in the 2G spectrum case without taking him into confidence, which was "unfair". "I tendered my resignation largely because of the appointment of Special Counsel (private lawyer)...
  • PM asks Solicitor Gen to withhold resignation July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stepped into the Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium's resignation controversy on Sunday, asking him to withhold his resignation for sometime, sources said. In a major embarrassment to the UPA II, the government's second-highest law officer Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium had offered to resign. Subramanium,...
  • Solicitor General Subramaniam offers to resign July 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The second most important law officer in the country Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam has offered to resign from his post, but Law Minister Veerappa Moily has not accepted his resignation, according to sources. Moily spoke to him and asked him to hold on. The offer to resign seems to...