The central government has decided to extend the tenure of K K Venugopal as the Attorney General by one year, sources said on Monday. Though the attorney general usually has a tenure of three years, when his first term as A-G was to end last year, Venugopal had requested the government to give him a one-year tenure keeping in mind his advanced age. He is 90.
Keeping in mind the high profile cases he is handling in the Supreme Court and his experience at the Bar, the government has decided to extend his tenure for one more year, the sources said. Venugopal's current tenure ends in the next couple of days.
Formal orders regarding his fresh extension would be issued soon, they said. Venugopal took over as the Attorney General on July 1, 2017. He succeeded Mukul Rohatgi as the top law officer of the Union government..