The number of law officers representing the government in the Supreme Court is set to go up to 10 next week, but so far there is no word on who would become the next solicitor general.
The law ministry file recommending the names of Aman Lekhi, Madhvi Diwan, Sandeep Sethi and Bikramjeet Banerjee as additional solicitors general has reached the Prime Minister's Office for final approval.
Sources in the government said a final nod of the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on the four names is likely next week.
After Ranjit Kumar resigned as the solicitor general in October last year, the key post has been lying vacant and so far there is no word from the law ministry on who would be appointed to that post.
P S Patwali and N K Kaul had decided against a second term as additional solicitors general when their terms had ended in July last.
Maninder Singh, Tushar Mehta, P S Narasimha, Pinky Anand and Atmaram Nadkarni are the other ASGs.
Besides attorney general K K Venugopal, five ASGs represent the Centre in the apex court. There are nine other ASGs who are looking after various high courts.
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