The Central government on June 28 has extended Attorney General KK Venugopal's tenure by one more year till June 30, 2022.
This is his second extension after 2020 where his tenure was extended by one year.
Venugopal, 89, was appointed the 15th Attorney General on July 1, 2017 for a three-year term succeeding senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who was the AG from 2014-2017
As the Attorney General for India, Venugopal has defended the Centre in crucial cases such as Aadhaar, Rafale etc. He had appeared for the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate before the Supreme Court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.He has also represented the centre in several key cases including the constitutional challenge to dilution of Article 370, the central government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, case challenging Section 124-A of the penal code that criminalises sedition. He was also the Additional Solicitor General in the Morarji Desai government.