The Central Government has extended the term of Attorney General K. K. Venugopal for a further period of 3 more months from July 1, 2022.

The Ministry of Law and Justice has issued a notification today for the purpose.

"The President is pleased to re-appoint Shri. K. K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India for a further period of three months or until further orders, whichever is earlier", the notification says.

The now 90-year-old Senior Advocate was appointed as the Attorney General of India on July 1, 2017. He is the 15th Attorney General of India and succeeded Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the AG.

He was an Additional Solicitor General of India between 1979 and 1980.

He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2015 and Padma Bhushan in 2002.

Since his term was to end on July 30, it is reported that he has consented to only a short extension on account of his advanced age.