Jaiveer Shergill is an Indian Supreme Court lawyer and former national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. As a lawyer, he advocates for clients in India, Dubai, Australia and the United States. He resigned from the post of spokesperson of the Indian National Congress party on 24 August 2022 after blaming sycophancy in the party.
Jaiveer Shergill was born on Tuesday, 28 June 1983.age 39 years; by 2022) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He completed his primary schooling from St Joseph’s Boys School, Jalandhar and higher education from Apeejay School, Jalandhar, Punjab. In 2006, he completed his bachelor’s degree in law from West Bengal National University of Forensic Sciences, West Bengal. In 2009, he received his LLM degree from UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, California.
When he was in class XI, he met the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000.
Jaiveer Shergill was an all-rounder student during his college days and often took part in various extra-curricular activities organized in the college. During his college days, he was elected as the president of the student union of his college.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
His father’s name is Rajeshwar Singh Shergill, and he is a reputed lawyer from Punjab.
His mother’s name is Karamjit Shergill.
He has a younger brother named Tanveer Shergill.
wife and children
His wife’s name is Divyata Shergill.
The couple has a daughter named Rabia.
In 2006, Jaiveer Shergill joined the Delhi Bar Council to practice law and started working with Economic Law Practice as a law associate. Economic Law Practice is a recognized Indian law firm, dealing exclusively in tax and commercial matters. In 2008, he united to practice law with Abhishek Singhvi, a senior advocate, a Rajya Sabha MP and a spokesperson for the Indian National Congress. In the same year, Jaiveer Shergill started working as a Young India representative in the International Bar Association, the world’s most prestigious lawyers’ organization, and held the position till 2009. In 2011, he advocated the famous case of Shakadri of Karnataka, who had petitioned the Supreme Court against a contentious religious dispute in which two religious communities in the state had requested to hold religious ceremonies at the same place.
Later, Jaiveer Shergill went to the Supreme Court of India and started practicing law. He often advocates for many high-profile cases. For example, in 2020, he was one of the advocates on the panel, which represented Vodafone India’s case against the Income Tax Department. In this case, Vodafone Company was charged with the highest tax liability of US$2.2 billion under the case, which involved a total income tax amount of Rs. 2000 crore (US$330 million). The company mentioned in its statement that it received income from shares of a foreign tax transaction from Mauritius. it said,
This had the effect of transferring (i.e. selling) all its assets in India from one party to another, with no tax liability in India on the sale, whether sales tax or capital gains tax or any other tax.
In 2022, Vistara, a new joint venture of the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, was their client to file a case in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court to block the entry of foreign airlines into India.
Soon after joining the Indian National Congress Party, Jaiveer Shergill was named as National Media Panelist for the Indian National Congress Party, Punjab Pradesh Congress Spokesperson and Co-Chairman of the Congress Party’s Legal Cell in Punjab. In 2013, a 24×7 legal toll-free helpline number was started under his guidance for Congress party workers to seek legal aid. Soon, as a member of the Congress party, Jaiveer Shergill began actively advocating for economic and social issues in India, the deteriorating condition of schools in Punjab, the alarm against drug use, and women’s safety. .
As a renowned Supreme Court lawyer of India, Jaiveer Shergill has published several leading publications on issues related to terrorism, parliamentary affairs, digital infrastructure policies of the government in India, financial planning, job creation, adverse effects of drug use and governance. writes for. , In 2022, he participated in a three-day conference held at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss security issues between India, Afghanistan and Pakistan along with other Indian policy makers. The meeting was organized by the government of the United States of America.
In 2016, Jaiveer Shergill was awarded the Punjabi Icon Award by the Punjabi Cultural Heritage Board for his contribution to Punjabi culture.
Jaiveer Shergill is the owner of a Royal Enfield.
Facts / Trivia
- When Jaiveer Shergill joined the Indian National Congress, he was made the youngest national media panelist of the Indian National Congress, the youngest spokesperson of the Punjab Congress Party (Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee), and the youngest person to be appointed as co-op. regarded as. President of Congress Legal Cell for Punjab.
- According to Jaiveer Shergill, for a successful marriage after the birth of the child the father of a child must share the responsibilities with the mother. In 2016, in an interview with a media house, he said,
Hence, for a successful marriage, it is important that today’s fathers take up all the responsibilities including changing the diapers of the child :-).
In the same conversation he continued by saying that he was a new-age father who worked as an equal partner with his wife. he said,
I am a ‘new age’ father who changes diapers, feeds breakfast/lunch/dinner and is an equal stakeholder, support provider to my wife in terms of raising our daughter.”
- Jaiveer is a private pilot license holder and has a collection of private planes at his home, and enjoys flying private planes in his spare time.
- In 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdown in India, Jaiveer Shergill revealed his daily activities in a media interaction. He said that he loved cooking and doing physical exercises at home, along with learning to tie a turban from his elders. He said that he loves to eat chocolate cakes, gobi parathas and grilled vegetables. he said,
I start my day with exercise in the morning. I’ve set up a 21-day challenge to try my hand at 21-cooking recipes that involve making chocolate cake, gobi parathas and grilled vegetables. Also, I am learning how to tie a turban. ,
- On 24 August 2022, Jaiveer Shergill resigned as the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress party, accusing the party leaders of sycophancy in the party. In a media interview, he revealed that they were trying to meet Rahul Gandhi, Sonia GandhiAnd Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for over a year, but she was not entertained by them. he said,
The Congress party’s decision no longer matches with the ground reality. I have been seeking time from Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for over a year now, but we are not welcome in the office.”
In a letter to Congress President Sonia GandhiHe wrote that the interests of the party members were limited to volunteering themselves by indulging in sycophancy. He also said that the vision of the party is not related to the vision of modern and youthful India. He wrote,
Further, I am sad to say that decision making is no longer in the interest of the public and the country. Rather it is influenced by the selfish interests of persons indulging in sycophancy and constantly ignoring the ground realities. It’s something I can’t ethically accept or continue to work with.”