Rohatgi has that he has been offered the office of the top law officer in the government and he has given consent to it. (Agencies)
"I have given my consent but it has to be officially announced," he said.
The government has also decided to appoint senior advocate Ranjit Kumar as Solicitor General and he is also learnt to have given his consent.
Among the other law officers, senior advocate Maninder Singh has been appointed as Additional Solicitor General.
The NDA government is also contemplating to appoint a woman as ASG like the previous UPA government in which senior advocate Indira Jaising became the country’s first woman law officer.
The name of Gujarat's Additional Advocate General Tushar
Mehta, who regularly appeared in sensitive matters in the Supreme Court, is also doing the rounds for ASG.
Rohatgi, who will take over from Vahanvati as the 14th Attorney General of the country, said, his top priority would be to ‘streamline litigations in the Supreme Court’.
"I will see that the superior courts are not flooded with frivolous and petty litigations," he said, adding he would make all efforts to check that the government does not involve itself in inter-ministerial litigations.
"I will see and work out that the government departments does not involve in litigations with each other," Rohatgi, who had also served as an Additional Solicitor General during previous NDA regime.
Meanwhile, Maninder Singh, who was Central Government Standing Counsel during the previous NDA regime, confirmed that he received a call from the office of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the offer and has given his consent.
When asked about his priority, Singh said he has been given a great task and will work with full responsibility.
Rohatgi has that he has been offered the office of the top law officer in the government and he has given consent to it.