Anmol Rattan Sidhu

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Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu is a Senior advocate and the new advocate general of Punjab government. He assumed charge on March 19, 2022[1][2][3][4] after the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government was elected to power and Bhagwant Mann took office as the chief minister of Punjab. Soon after assuming charge he pledged to donate his salary for drug abuse rehab[5]. He also served as Assistant Solicitor General of India, Additional Advocate General, Haryana and as Dean of the Faculty of Law at Panjab University in 2003–04. He has a total professional experience of 35 years at the Bar.

While he was the President of the High Court Bar Association of Punjab and Haryana in Chandigarh[6], he had organized the first-ever International Legal Conference in Chandigarh on September 29, 2003.

Early life and Education

Anmol Rattan Sidhu was Born on May 1, 1958 (Labour Day) in a family of a farmer, he studied Primary education in the village school, Dabwali (now Mandi Dabwali) before shifting to Chandigarh in 1975 and enrolling at Government College, Sector-11.[7] He is M.A. (Pol. Science), LL.M. & Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from Panjab University, Chandigarh.[8]. His son is also an advocate and senior member of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Chandigarh.

He remained a sociopolitical student having held posts of President Students Union of Government College Sector 11, Chandigarh in 1978–79. Later President of Student Council, Panjab University Chandigarh in the year 1981–82.[9]

Career

After pursuing law from Panjab University. He entered the legal profession in 1985, and later in 1993 - 1996, and 1997 - 2005 he served as Deputy Advocate General, Punjab[10]. He was also instrumental in pivotal state matters during his tennure as an Additional Advocate General (Punjab & Haryana).[11]

He was elected as member of Senate and Syndicate for a continuous period from 1990 onwards (12 years) and a Committee member on Development of 3rd Phase of Chandigarh from 1992 to 1994. He was elected as president of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association eight times, in a row.[12] In 1997 he was elected as a Member of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana for fifth consecutive term, and later on became the chairman of the apex regulating body of lawyers in 2001–02. He remained a member of the Academic Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh until 1982-84 and a member of Advisory Committee, Chandigarh from 1992 to 94. [13]

Later, he was elected as a Chairman of the Construction/Building Committee at Law Bhawan of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh from 2002 to 2005.[14]

He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2007 and later served as the Assistant Solicitor General of India in the year 2008 until 2014. During this tenure, Anmol Rattan Sidhu also remained as a special public prosecutor for the CBI in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.[15]

Awards

President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association eight times. He was also awarded PARMAN PATRA by the Punjab Government in 2004 (the highest award given to a Civilian of the State in recognition of his services to the society).[16]

References

  1. "Anmol Rattan Sidhu - ADVOCATE GENERAL ANMOL RATTAN SINGH SIDHU IS NEW PUNJAB AG". The_Tribune_(Chandigarh). March 19, 2022. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/senior-advocate-amol-rattan-singh-sidhu-tipped-to-be-new-punjab-advocate-general-377771. 
  2. "Anmol Rattan Sidhu appointed as advocate general of Punjab". The_First_Post. March 19, 2022. https://www.firstpost.com/india/anmol-rattan-sidhu-appointed-as-advocate-general-of-punjab-10471841.html. 
  3. "Anmol Rattan Singh Sidhu Assumes Charge As Punjab AG, Says Will Take Re 1 As Legal Fees". Zee_Media_Corporation. March 19, 2022. https://www.india.com/news/india/anmol-rattan-singh-sidhu-assumes-charge-as-punjab-ag-says-will-take-re-1-as-legal-fees-5293651/. 
  4. "Anmol Rattan Sidhu appointed as advocate general of Punjab". Hindustan Times. March 19, 2022. https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/anmol-rattan-sidhu-appointed-punjab-advocate-general-101647715968854.html. 
  5. "New Punjab AG takes charge, pledges to donate salary for drug abuse rehab" (in en). https://theprint.in/india/new-punjab-ag-takes-charge-pledges-to-donate-salary-for-drug-abuse-rehab/880118/. 
  6. "Office Bearers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association". March 19, 2022. https://punjabharyanahighcourtbar.in/executive-committee/past/. 
  7. "Know More About Anmol Rttan Sidhu - Personal Info" (in en). Babushahi. March 19, 2022. https://www.babushahi.com/full-news.php?id=142344. 
  8. "Who is Anmol Rattan Sidhu? All you need to know about Punjab's new Advocate General". The_Free_Press_Journal. March 19, 2022. https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/who-is-anmol-rattan-sidhu-all-you-need-to-know-about-punjabs-new-advocate-general. 
  9. "Awarded PARMAN PATRA by the Government of Punjab". Punjabi Khurki. March 19, 2022. https://punjabikhurki.com/anmol-rattan-sidhu-assumes-charge-as-punjab-ag/. 
  10. "Anmol Rattan Sidhu Profile - Bio". March 19, 2022. https://advocategeneral.punjab.gov.in/?q=profile-ag. 
  11. "I will take only 1 rupee salary - says the new AG of Punjab after the appointment, know who this personality is". True_Scoop_News. March 19, 2022. https://www.truescoopnews.com/newsdetail/i-will-take-only-1-rupee-salary-says-the-new-ag-of-punjab-after-the-appointment-know-who-this-generous-personality-is. 
  12. "Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu: Story of a humble beginning and now AG of Punjab". Punjab_News_Express. March 19, 2022. https://www.punjabnewsexpress.com/punjab/news/dr-anmol-rattan-sidhu-story-of-a-humble-begining-and-now-ag-of-punjab-161704.aspx. 
  13. "Advocate General Anmol Ratan Singh Sidhu pledges to donate his salary for treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts" (in pa). Kaumi_Marg. March 19, 2022. https://www.kaumimarg.in/news/26125-.aspx. 
  14. "Advocate General Anmol Rattan Singh Sidhu assumes charge". Punjab_News_Express. March 19, 2022. https://www.punjabnewsexpress.com/punjab/news/advocate-general-anmol-rattan-singh-sidhu-assumes-charge-161703.aspx. 
  15. "Advocate General Anmol Ratan Sidhu made a big announcement while assuming office". Khabar_Waale. March 19, 2022. https://khabarwaale.com/news-advocate-anmol%20ratan%20Sidhu-Bhagwantmann-Chandigarh.html. 
  16. "Awarded PARMAN PATRA by the Government of Punjab". Punjabi Khurki. March 19, 2022. https://punjabikhurki.com/anmol-rattan-sidhu-assumes-charge-as-punjab-ag/. 

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