Centre appoints senior advocate R Venkataramani as new Attorney General of India

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Centre appointed senior advocate R Venkataramani as the new Attorney General of India on 28 September 2022. YouTube/LloydLawCollege

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday appointed Senior advocate R Venkataramani as the new Attorney General of India for a period of three years.

He will succeed KK Venugopal whose term ends on 30 September 2022. His appointment comes three days after Mukul Rohatgi declined the central government’s offer to return as the Attorney General.

Venkatramani was appointed by president Droupadi Murmu.

Rohatgi was A-G from 2014-17. The Attorney General is the government’s chief legal advisor, as well as its main advocate before the Supreme Court.

Who is Venkataramani?

According to a LiveLaw report, the senior advocate studied at Government Law College, Pondicherry, and began his practice in 1977.

He as a member of the Law Commission of India for two terms in 2010 and 2013 respectively, the report added.

With inputs from agencies

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