New Delhi (29.09.2022): Senior Supreme Court advocate R Venkataramani has been appointed as the new Attorney General for three years. Venkataramani will replace K K Venugopal whose term ends on September 30, 2022.
Earlier, senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi had declined the Centre's offer to return as the Attorney General who had stepped down in June 2017.
Born in Pondicherry on April 13, 1950, Venkataramani was registered as a lawyer with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1977. In 1979, he moved to the Supreme Court. In 1997, the Supreme Court designated him as Senior Advocate.
He had represented the Central government, several state governments, universities and public sector entities in various courts. The Supreme Court appointed him Court Receiver as measures for execution and completion of pending projects of Amrapali to assist home buyers. Venkataramani had also served as a member of the Law Commission in 2010 and 2013.