K.K.Venugopal reappointed as Attorney General for India
On 29th June 2020, the President of India has reappointed Senior Advocate K.K. Venugopal as the Attorney General for India. The current tenure of K.K. Venugopal was up to 30th June 2020, his tenure was extended for a period of one year effective from 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021.
On 30th June 2017, K.K. Venugopal succeeded Mukul Rohatgi to become the 15th Attorney General of India.
K.K. Venugopal has been conferred with the second highest( Padma Vibhushan) and the third-highest (Padma Bhushan) civilian honour by the Indian Government. In 2002, he was conferred with Padma Bhushan while in 2015 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
When Bhutan’s Constitution was drafted, he served as the Constitutional Adviser for the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Attorney General for India
On advice with the Union Cabinet, the President of India appoints the Attorney General of India under Article 76 (1) of the Indian Constitution. The term of the Attorney General is decided by the President of India. The Attorney General is the Chief Legal Advisor for the Government of India.
M.C Setalvad served as the first Attorney General for India from 1950 to 1963.