Two new Additional Solicitors-General for the High Courts in South India took charge on Wednesday. G. Masilamani, a former Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu, and P. Wilson, a former Additional Advocate-General, have been appointed by the Union Government to succeed M.Ravindran, whose term of office had ended.

This is the first time that two ASGs were appointed for South India after the post was created in 1997. Mr. Masilamani had held the post in 1997-98. Mr. Wilson, a senior counsel, has held various positions including Standing Counsel for Chennai Corporation and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Assistant Solicitor-General of India and Senior Legal Advisor, Chennai Port Trust.

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