New Delhi: The Centre has decided to extend by two years the term of Attorney General Milon K Banerjee, Law and Justice ministry sources here said.
A notification regarding his “re-appointment” as Attorney General is being brought out, the sources said. The term of country’s top law officer, Banerjee, was due to end on June 4, 2007.
The UPA government had appointed Banerjee as Attorney General on 5 June, 2004 for a three-year term after it came to power. He had succeeded the then Attorney General Soli Sorabjee.
He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1979 and then he remained Solicitor General of India from 1986 to 1989. After that he had occupied the post of Attorney General between November 1992 and July 1996.
Besides appearing in important matters before the Supreme Court and courts across the country, Banerjee has also appeared before several international arbitration tribunals.
Among matters of national interest, Banerjee has been making personal appearance in the cases related to Kargil arms purchase scam, reservation for dalit Christians and induction of tainted ministers in the government.