Sriram Subramanyam appointed as new Andhra Advocate General

Senior advocate in the Andhra Pradesh High Court Sriram Subramanyam was officially appointed as the state’s Advocate-General (AG) on Tuesday, as a Government Order (GO) was issued for the same. Sriram will replace outgoing AG Dammalapati Srinivas, who was appointed by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government.

“In exercise of the power conferred by Article 165 (1) of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoints Sri Subramanyam Sriram as advocate general for the state of Andhra Pradesh with effect from the date on which he assumes charge of the office”, the GO, signed by Chief Secretary L.V. Subramanyam, stated.

According to media reports, Sriram, who had earlier worked as a special government pleader in AG DV Sitarama Murthy’s office from 2009 to 2011, began his career in 1992, after studying at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Law University in Aurangabad. He began his practice in 1996. 

Meanwhile, Jagan also met with acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh HC C Praveen Kumar on Tuesday.

In a meeting that lasted 45 minutes, Jagan is learnt to have asked the CJ to constitute a special judicial commission in an attempt to reform the state’s tendering policy and provide a corruption-free and transparent system.

It was in his first speech as Chief Minister last month, that Jagan alleged massive discrepancies in the contracts awarded by his predecessor, Chandrababu Naidu, for construction projects in the state.

“We will request the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court to form a judicial commission with a sitting HC judge to look into tenders and only then will we award contracts,” Jagan had said.

Over 45 IAS and IPS officers were transferred in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday in continuing rejig in administration by new Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Several bureaucrats considered close to previous government of N. Chandrababu Naidu were either shunted to insignificant posts or asked to report to General Administration Department for further postings.

Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam issued four different orders, transferring 41 IAS, four IPS and two IFS officers.

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