The Union government on Monday extended Attorney General K K Venugopal’s tenure by one more year till June 30, 2022.
Last year, the government had extended his tenure by one year. KK Venugopal was appointed the Attorney General on July 1, 2017 for a three-year term following the decision of Mukul Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer.
A noted constitutional expert, Venugopal is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. He has been associated with several government instrumentalities and has been representing them as a senior advocate. He had appeared for the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate before the Supreme Court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
He also represented the Madhya Pradesh Government during the hearing of National Judicial Appointments Commission Act in which he supported the validity of the central law to do away with the collegium system of appointment of judges for the higher judiciary.
(With inputs from PTI)