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Madhavi Divan appointed Additional Solicitor General

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New Delhi, Dec 17: The Central government has appointed advocate Madhavi Divan as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) to represent it in the Supreme Court. She is the third woman to become an ASG in the Apex Court.

Ravi Shankar Prasad

"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms. Madhavi Goradia Divan, Advocate, as Additional Solicitor General of India (ASGI) in the Supreme Court of India with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post till 30.06.2020 or until further orders," an official communication said.

Prior to her, the NDA government had appointed senior woman advocates Pinky Anand and Maninder Acharya as ASGs.

After obtaining a degree in English at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, Divan went on to pursue law at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK. After starting her practice at the Bombay High Court, Divan moved to the Supreme Court, where she has represented two state governments - Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. She is also an accomplished author.

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