Madras High Court gets new ASG, four Additional Advocates General

Published on 26 Dec 2017 by Team

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Through two notifications issued this week, a new Assistant Solicitor General and four Additional Advocates General have been appointed to the Madras High Court.

Advocate G Karthikeyan has been appointed as the Assistant Solicitor General of India for the Madras High Court through a notification dated December 21, 2017.

G Karthikeyan enrolled as an advocate in the Madras Bar in 1987. His areas of practice include civil, criminal and writ jurisdiction. Notably, he has appeared in a number of cases related to the acquisition of lands for the Krishna water project and SIPCOT projects.

He has appeared on behalf of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in various cases. He has also served previously as Additional Central Government standing counsel between 1999-2002.

The notification states,

The President is pleased to engage Shri G. Karthikeyan, Advocate as Assistant Solicitor General of India for the High Court of Madras at Chennai with immediate effect, for a period of three years from the date of this order or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”

A notification dated December 22, 2017 has announced the appointment of PH Arvindh PandianK ChellapandianNarmadha Sampath and SR Rajagopal as Additional Advocate Generals.

PH Arvindh Pandian and Narmadha Sampath have been appointed as AAGs to the Principal Branch of the Madras High Court. K Chellapandian and SR Rajagopal have been appointed as AAGs to the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court.

Senior Advocate Arvindh Pandian graduated from the Madras University before he worked as junior to KR Ramamani. He specialises in corporate and tax law. He was appointed as an AAG previously in 2012.

Narmadha Sampath has been serving as Special Government Pleader (Taxes) in the Madras High Court, since her appointment in August this year.

K Chellapandian, a Senior Advocate, has served as an AAG for the Madurai Bench, after his appointment by the Jayalalithaa lead government in 2011. Prior to that, he has also served as additional public prosecutor at the Madurai Bench between 2004-2006.

SR Rajagopal has over two decades of practice in the areas of banking laws, labour, tort, criminal law and documentation.

The notification reads,

The Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby appoints the following Senior Advocates/ Special Government Pleader/ Advocate as Additional Advocates General of Tamil Nadu in the High Court of Madras and its bench at Madurai, from the date of their assuming office:-

  1. Thiru. P.H. Arvindh Pandian, Senior Advocate as Additional Advocate General-II of Tamil Nadu, High Court of Madras, Chennai
  2. Thiru. K. Chellapandian, Senior Advocate as Additional Advocate General-III of Tamil Nadu, Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, Madurai
  3. Tmt. Narmadha Sampath, Special Government Pleader as Additional Advocate General – VIII of Tamil Nadu, High Court of Madras, Chennai
  4. Thiru. S.R. Rajagopal, Advocate as Additional Advocate General-IX of Tamil Nadu, High Court of Madras, Chennai.”

With these appointments, there are currently nine Additional Advocates General in the Madras High Court.

Source-barandbench



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