Chandigarh 16 April, 2015. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-City MP & Senior Advocate has been appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India in Punjab & Haryana High Court Chandigarh for a period of 3 years. His appointed has been notified in the Raj Patra of Bharat Sarkar (Official Gazette of the Government of India).
The post of Additional Solicitor General of India in Chandigarh was created for the first time by the Union Cabinet in December 2014. Mr. Jain’s appointment made on this new post by the President of India will be governed by the Government of India Law Officers (Condition of Service) Rules, 1987, which include the service conditions of Attorney General, Solicitor General and the Additional Solicitors General of India.
Sh. Jain has been the All India Incharge of the Legal Cell of the party for about 10 years. A noted constitutional lawyer, Mr. Jain has represented the party in various important politico-legal battles like the Liberhan Commission, Karnataka Defection case, HJC Defection case etc.. He was the Election Agent of Sh. P. A. Sangma, Sh. B. S. Sekhawat and Smt. Nezma Heptulla in the Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections. He has also been representing various senior leaders of the party, including Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi, Sh. L.K. Advani, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Sh. Shanta Kumar, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Sh. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sh. Prem Kumar Dhumal, in various courts.
Mr. Jain was elected to Lok Sabha from Chandigarh in 1996 and 1998, defeating Sh. Pawan Bansal, former Railway Minister. He also won elections to Panjab University Senate from the Graduates Constituency in 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988. He was nominated as a member of the PU Senate by the Vice President of India in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
A noted constitutional lawyer, Mr. Jain has been associated with the RSS & the ABVP right from his college days.