New Attorney General of India: Senior lawyer R Venkataramani has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India for a term of three years. Venkataramani will replace the new Attorney General KK Venugopal. The current Attorney General KK Venugopal’s term ends on September 30. He is 91 years old and on his third extension.
Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju’s office confirmed the appointment in a tweet. The tweet said, "The President appointed Senior Advocate R. for the post of Attorney General of India from October 1, 2022. Venkataramani has been appointed."
KK Venugopal not got tenure
The current Attorney General Venugopal had told the government that he would not be able to continue in the post after the end of the current term in view of his advancing age. The Attorney General is the first law officer of the Government of India and has jurisdiction over all courts in the country.
Mukul Rohatgi also offered
R Venkataramani has been appointed on 25 September after Mukul Rohatgi turned down the offer. Mukul Rohatgi was the Attorney General from June 2014 to June 2017. After him KK Venugopal was appointed Attorney General. He was appointed to this post in July 2017.
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