Tushar Mehta appointed the Solicitor General of India

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.  He has appeared for the central government in many prominent cases, including the challenge to Section 66A of Information Technology Act.

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“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.

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