New Delhi: Former Law Secretary T K Viswanathan has been appointed Secretary General of the Lok Sabha.
62-year-old Viswanathan, who is at present Adviser to Minister for Law and Justice M Veerappa Moily, will succeed incumbent P D T Achary. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has appointed Viswanathan to the new post from October one, Lok Sabha Secretariat said.
A holder of Masters Degree in Jurisprudence from Madras University, he brings with him rich legal experience having worked as Professor at the Madras Law College and
Member-Secretary in Law Commission of India.
The Speaker had earlier held consultation with Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj last Friday on the selection of new Secretary General. Achary has had the distinction of serving as the secretary-general for six years and was given a year`s extension last year despite reservations expressed by L K Advani.
The senior BJP leader had followed it up with a protest letter to Kumar.