Senior Advocate Gopalakrishna Kurup will be the next Advocate General of Kerala.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting of the newly elected Left front ministry which was sworn in on Thursday.
The former Advocate General, Senior Advocate CP Sudhakara Prasad had tendered his resignation from the post on Wednesday.
Prasad had been appointed by the LDF-led regime during its first tenure. Though the party was recently re-elected to form the government for another five years, Prasad is stated to have resigned citing health reasons.
Senior Advocate TA Shaji will be the new Director General of Prosecution.