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Dr. Adish C. Aggarwala (Gold medalist, Ph. D. in Law and designated Senior Advocate).He has also served as Additional Advocate General for states of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Mr. Aggarwala is a dynamic high profile lawyer, writer and social activist.
Other current involvements include: President of International Council of Jurists (www.internationaljurists.org); Chairman, All India Bar Association, Convener, Indian Council of Jurists, President, India Legal Information Institute, Secretary General, All India Senior Advocates Association, Special Counsel, Government of India, Ex. Senior Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Haryana, Ex. Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Punjab, Ex. Additional Advocate General, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Ex. Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Tamilnadu, Ex. Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India, Ex. Vice-President, Supreme Court Bar Association, Ex. Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi.He has been Executive Council Member and General Council Member of National Law School of India University, Bangalore (www.nls.ac.in). He was also the Vice-President of Supreme Court Bar Association (www.supremecourtofindia.nic.in) and the Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi (www.barcouncilofdelhi.in). He is also Academic Council Member of Chanakya National Law University (www.cnlu.ac.in).
Dr. Aggarwala is the founder of leading law firm in India “Adish Aggarwala & Co.”
He has been the youngest elected Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of India (www.barcouncilofindia.org), which is the apex statutory body of lawyers constituted under the Advocates Act, 1961. As in-charge of legal education in India, Dr. Aggarwala was responsible for the closure of more than 150 sub-standard law schools across the country. He is credited with raising standards of legal education and has established 140 new law schools. He is a visiting faculty in many reputed law schools in India and abroad.
He has the rare distinction of creating new records in Bar Association elections from Sub-Division to Supreme Court levels. In 1998, for the first time in the history of Bar Councils, two brothers Dr. Adish C. Aggarwala and Mr. Satish Aggarwala won the election at the same time.
He has also been singularly conferred with the honour of looking after the matters of Govt. of India as its Senior counsel, under the Prime Ministership of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, Mr. V.P. Singh, Mr. Chandra Shekhar, Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao, Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda, Mr. I.K. Gujral, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee and Dr. Manmohan Singh. Whenever there is change of Prime Minister, Dr. Aggarwala resigns, the government accepts his resignation and then again appoints him as its counsel. He has had the rare distinction of serving as Addl. Advocate General of Punjab as well as Uttar Pradesh as also Senior Central Government Counsel in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court simultaneously – all three states remaining under the governance of different political parties opposed to each other.
Dr. Aggarwala studied in Vaish High School and Vaish College, Rohtak and was the Elected Head of the Students Central Association (Students Union) of Vaish College, Rohtak. He successfully fought for setting up of the University and Radio Station at Rohtak.
Started writing from his school days, Dr. Aggarwala was the Editor of Vaish College, Rohtak’s magazine. He also edited an English fortnightly from the soil of Rohtak for ten years. The special issues of the fortnightly were released by the then Presidents of India Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Giani Zail Singh, the then Prime Ministers Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and the then Information & Broadcasting Minister Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral.
His latest book titled “The Constitution of India” has been released in 2008 by the Prime Minister of India. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Dr. K.G. Balakrishnan contributed its Foreword and Hon’ble Union Minister of Law & Justice Dr. M. Veerappa Moily contributed its Preface. There was a special presentation Ceremony at the Rastrapati Bhawan where the Hon’ble President of India received the book.
Dr. Aggarwala has authored other three books, of which the forewords and prefaces were contributed by the then Vice-President of India Mr. K.R. Narayanan, then Finance Minister Mr. V.P. Singh, then Law Ministers Mr. Ashok Sen and Dr. Hansraj Bhardwaj. These books (and revised editions) were released by the then Presidents Giani Zail Singh and Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then Prime Ministers Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and Mr. Chandra Shekhar, Mr. P.V.Narasimha Rao and Mother Teresa.
His other two books titled (1) “Right to Information” (2) “India – My India” will be released in the year 2011. His other “Saint Mother Teresa – A Living Legend” will be released in 2012.
Dr. Aggarwala has widely travelled in India and abroad (120 countries). He has represented India in many international conferences and seminars. He has also been the representative of the Prime Minister in such conferences and seminars. He has had the rare opportunity of being the guest of the White House to have a breakfast meetings with both, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. and twice with President Clinton. He has participated in more than 5000 functions in different parts of the world as special guest of honour. Special write-ups on him have appeared in international dailies, TVs and Radio.