Last week, the Central Government appointed senior Advocate R Venkataramani as the new Attorney General of India…reports Asian Lite News
The Centre has issued a notification directing that the list of Supreme Court cases be placed first before the Attorney General for selecting the matters in which he considers his appearance to be necessary.
“ln respect of cases before the Supreme Court, the list of cases on daily basis, will first be placed before the Ld. Attorney General for India for the purpose of his selecting the matters in which he considers his appearance to be necessary. The list of cases will thereafter, be placed before the Ld. Solicitor General of India who will mark the matters to himself, to the Additional Solicitors General of India to appear alone or with Attorney General for India/Solicitor General of India and to the counsel from Group ‘A’/’B’/’C’Panel,” read a recent notification.
The notification further added that “ln respect of cases before the High Courts of Delhi, Bombay (PB), Calcutta (PB), Madras (PB) and Karnataka (PB), cases on daily basis will be allocated/marked by the lncharge, Litigation/Branch Secretariats in consultation with the Additional Solicitor General of India concerned.
“All the subordinate offices of this Department i.e. Central Agency Section, Litigation (High court) section and all the four Branch Secretariats at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru, are directed to ensure strict compliance of the procedure modified,” the office memorandum of the Ministry of Law and Justice added.
Last week, the Central Government appointed senior Advocate R Venkataramani as the new Attorney General of India. The appointment of Venkataramani is for a period of three years.
The notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice states, “The President is pleased to appoint R Venkataramani, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India for a period of three years from the date he enters upon his office.
Senior Advocate R Venkataramani is an eminent advocate of the Supreme Court and has appeared in various matters as varied as constitutional law, environmental law, taxation, tribal rights, and child and women’s rights.
He has represented several state governments, the Union government, universities and public sector undertakings in major litigation in the Supreme Court and in High Courts.
Earlier, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi declined the central government’s proposal to be appointed as the next Attorney General for India.