Venkatramani is a Supreme Court lawyer who has been practising for 42 years.
New Delhi: R Venkataramani, a senior counsel in the Supreme Court of India, was selected as India’s Attorney General on Wednesday for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2022. He will take over for K K Venugopal, whose term ends on September 30.
Who exactly is R Venkataramani?
Venkatramani is a Supreme Court lawyer who has been practising for 42 years. In July 1977, he was admitted to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, and in 1979, he joined the chambers of PP Rao, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court.
In 1982, he established an independent practice in the Supreme Court. In 1997, the Supreme Court appointed him as Senior Advocate. He was appointed to the Law Commission in 2010 and for a second term in 2013.
Venkatramani has practised in many areas of law, including constitutional law, indirect tax law, human rights law, civil and criminal law, consumer law, and service law.
He has also represented the Central Government, many State Governments, Universities, and Public Sector Undertakings in key litigations before the Supreme Court and High Courts. He continues to represent the Supreme Court on employee-related matters.
In 2001, Venkatramani was invited to present at a workshop in Geneva co-hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Commission of Jurists. The workshop’s purpose was to prepare a report for the Human Rights Commission on the 1966 Optional Protocol to the International Covenants on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
He was also involved in the International Court of Justice’s work in the Afro-Asian region, particularly about the ICESCR.