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Advocate Madhavi Divan appointed Additional Solicitor General, becomes third woman to hold the post in SC

New Delhi: The Central government on Monday appointed advocate Madhavi Divan the Additional Solicitor General (ASG).

Divan will represent the government in the Supreme Court and will hold office till 30 June, 2020. She is the third woman who has been appointed ASG in the apex court.

Divan has represented the governments of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in the top court.

She has obtained her law degree from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and started her career as a lawyer in the Bombay High Court.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising was the first woman to be appointed as the ASG, while the second one was Pinky Anand, who still holds the post.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018 22:31:55 IST

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