For a three-year term, senior attorney R Venkataramani has been chosen as India’s new attorney general. His appointment will take effect on October 1st, 2022.
“The president is pleased to appoint Shri R Venkataramani, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India for a period of three years from the date he enters upon his office,” the Ministry of Law and Justice said in a statement.
The position of Attorney General of India will be taken over by Venkataramani from KK Venugopal, who declined to stay in the position for “personal reasons.”
Senior attorney Mukul Rohatgi previously turned down the opportunity from the Indian government to become the country’s next attorney general.
From June 2014 to June 2017, Rohatgi served as AG. Venugopal, who was chosen for the position in July 2017, succeeded him. On June 29, Venugopal was reappointed as the nation’s top law enforcement official for another three months. His current tenure will end on September 30.