Centre extends K K Venugopal's tenure as A-G by 1 year

Centre extends K K Venugopal's tenure as A-G by one year

Venugopal is handling several high-profile cases for the government

Attorney General K K Venugopal. Credit: PTI Photo

The central government has decided to extend the tenure of K K Venugopal as the Attorney General by one year.

He was initially appointed as the A-G on July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. The government last year, too, gave him an extension for one year. 

Venugopal, 89, was appointed in June 2017 after then AG Mukul Rohatgi expressed his desire not to continue due to personal reasons on completion of his term.

Sources said the government decided to grant Venugopal an extension for another year and his term would continue till June 30, 2022.

Venugopal has more than six decades of experience. He got enrolled at the Bar in January 1954 in the then Mysore High Court and subsequently shifted to the Madras High Court under the guidance of his father, M K Nambiar. 

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