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Who has been appointed as the highest law officer of India UPSC NOTE

Attorney General of India

There is a provision of Attorney-General under Article 76 of the Indian Constitution.

The Attorney General of India is appointed by the President of India.


He is the highest law officer of India.


To become the Attorney General of India, one must be qualified to become a Supreme Court Judge

There is no specific term of office for the Attorney-General and he holds office during the pleasure of the President of India.


The Attorney-General can be removed by the President at any time.


Senior Supreme Court advocate R Venkataramani has been appointed as the Attorney General of India for a period of three years.

R. Venkataramani

R. Venkataramani is an advocate with an experience of 42 years in the Supreme Court.


Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1977.


In 1982 an independent practice was established in the Supreme Court


In 1997, he was designated as a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court.


He practiced in various branches such as constitutional law, law of indirect taxes, human rights law, civil and criminal law, consumer law and law relating to services.

In 2001 the orchestral lodge was invited jointly by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Commission of Justice in Geneva.


Veteran R. Venkataramani was also involved in the International Court of Justice crisis in the Afro-Asian region.


He became a member of the Law Committee in 2010 and again for another term in 2013.


That K.K. Venugopal has been replaced as the new Attorney General of India.

maharatna

The Maharatna scheme for 'Central Public Sector Enterprises' was launched in May 2010.


The Maharatna scheme empowers them to expand their operations and emerge as global giants.


criteria

Companies should get Navratna status.


The company should be listed on the Indian stock exchange with a minimum prescribed public shareholding under the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.Recently Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has been given the status of Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE).

About REC

REC is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)


REC was established in the year 1969 with focus on financing and development of power sector across India.


It comes under the Ministry of Power.REC has been appointed as a nodal agency for the following flagship schemes of the Government of India


Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya)


Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana


National Electricity Fund (NEF)


NOTE- 'Central Public Sector Enterprises' means those companies in which the direct shareholding of the Central Government or other CPSEs is 51% or more.


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