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Posted at: Mar 1, 2018, 1:20 AM; last updated: Mar 1, 2018, 1:20 AM (IST)

4 new ASGs appointed

New Delhi, February 28

Senior advocates Aman Lekhi, Vikramjit Banerjee, Sandeep Sethi and Maninder Acharya have been appointed as Additional Solicitor Generals.

While Lekhi, husband of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Banerjee and Sethi have been appointed ASGs for the Supreme Court, Acharya’s appointment is for the Delhi HC where Sanjay Jain had resigned as ASG last month. The appointments committee of the Union Cabinet cleared their appointments on Wednesday. They will serve as ASGs till June 30, 2020.

But the post of Solicitor General continues to remain vacant even after over four months since the resignation of Ranjit Kumar. Tenures of four ASGs — PS Narasimha, Maninder Singh, Tushar Mehta and Pinky Anand — have also been extended till June 30, 2020. At present, there are five ASGs in the SC, the fifth one being senior advocate Atmaram Nadkarni. Their number now goes up to eight. — TNS

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