Mukul Rohatgi to be the Attorney General of India again

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Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is set to become the Attorney General of India again. He is set to begin his second term as the country's top law officer from October 1.


  • Current Attorney General KK Venugopal's term ends on September 30, and has refused to extend his term, citing his age.
  • 91-year-old Venugopal was appointed as the 15th Attorney General of the country on June 30, 2017, replacing Mukul Rohatgi.

  • Rohatgi has given his consent to assume the top post following a request from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

  • Rohatgi was the Attorney General for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government between 2014 and 2017.

  • Mukul Rohatgi is the son of former Delhi High Court judge, Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi.

  • Rohatgi completed his law studies from Government Law College, Mumbai and started practising law.

  • He was nominated as Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in 1993 and later as Additional Solicitor General of India in 1999.

Attorney General of India :

  • The Attorney General of India is the top legal officer in the country.

  • He/She is assisted by 2 Solicitor Generals & 4 Additional Solicitor Generals.

  • According to the Constitution of India, Article 76 deals with the Attorney General of India and Article 165 deals with the Advocate General of the States.

  • Appointment - By President on Government advice

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