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President Extends KK Venugopal's Tenure As Attorney General For India For 3 More Months

29 Jun 2022 3:13 PM GMT
Centre, Temporarily, Reappoints, KK Venugopal, Attorney General For India,

Senior Advocate KK Venugopal has been appointed as the Attorney General for India for three more months or until further orders, whichever is earlier. AG Venugopal was appointed as the Attorney General for India in June 2017. His tenure was ending tomorrow. Now, he will remain attorney general for 3 months.

A notification issued in this regard states thus:

"The President is pleased to re-appoint Shri K. K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India with effect from 1 July, 2022 for a further period of three months or until further orders, whichever is earlier"

Article 76 deals with Attorney General For India. It reads as follows;

76. Attorney General for India
(1) The President shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court to be Attorney General for India
(2) it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to give advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the President, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution or any other law for the time being in force
(3) In the performance of his duties the Attorney General shall have right of audience in all courts in the territory of India
(4) The Attorney General shall hold office during the pleasure of the President, and shall receive such remuneration as the President may determine Conduct of Government Business

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