Additional Solicitor General Current Affairs - 2020

Former Chief Justice of India takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

On March 19, 2020, the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha.

Highlights

The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind nominated Shri Ranjan Gogoi the former Chief Justice of India to fill in the vacancy of the retiring member KTS Tulsi under Article 80.

Ranjan Gogoi

The Former CJI has pronounced famous judgements of the supreme court during his tenure. It includes entry of women in Kerala Sabarimala temple case, Rafale Jets, Assam’s NRC (National Register of Citizens), etc.

KTS Tulsi

KTS Tulsi is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is also a politician from the state of Chhattisgarh. He was nominated to the upper house as a member of Indian National Congress. He was nominated to the Upper House by the President in 2014. He had also served as Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990.

Additional Solicitor General of India

The Additional Solicitor General of India gives advice to GoI on legal matters. They appear in the Supreme Court or in other high courts on behalf of the Government.

Sanjay Jain, K M Nataraj appointed as Additional Solicitor Generals

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed senior advocates Sanjay Jain and K M Nataraj as Additional Solicitor Generals of India. The appointments were made by the President as per the recommendations of the Appointments Committee of the cabinet.

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister and the Home Minister is the member of the committee. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet is responsible for making recommendations for the several important positions under the Government of India.

Additional Solicitor General

Additional Solicitor General, ASG is the third important law office of the country in the hierarchy. The post of ASG is neither constitutional nor statutory. The post of ASG is governed by Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1987.