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Senior Advocate PS Narasimha has resigned as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) citing personal reasons. He has given a three-months notice and will continue to hold the post till December 15 this year. The Central government is yet to take a call on this.
Narasimha, who was appointed ASG in 2014 when the BJP government came to power, has conducted major cases for the Central government in the Supreme Court including the Italian Marines case and NJAC case. Narasimha was also part of the High-Level Committee which was constituted to review the institutionalization of arbitration mechanisms in India.
Narasimha has been in the profession for nearly three decades. He is an expert in environmental jurisprudence and had served as the Amicus Curiae for the Green Bench of the Supreme Court for two years.
With Narasimha’s resignation, the Central government now has six ASGs in Supreme Court. They are Maninder Singh, Tushar Mehta, Pinky Anand, Atmaram Nadkarni, Vikramjt Banerjee and Aman Lekhi.
Recently, another ASG, Sandeep Sethi had also resigned from the post.
The post of Solicitor General has been lying vacant for nearly a year now after Ranjit Kumar resigned from the post on October 20 last year.