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Date : Nov 30, 2021

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Topic à Constitutional Posts and their related topics


  • About the Attorney General of India:


  • India's Attorney General (AG) is a member of the Union Executive.
  • The Attorney General is the country's highest law enforcement official.
  • The post of Attorney General of India is established under Article 76 of the Constitution.
  • Appointment and Eligibility:


  • On the suggestion of the government, the President appoints the AG.
  • S/he must be a citizen of India and must have served as a judge of a high court for five years or as an attorney of a high court for ten years, or as a prominent jurist, in the judgement of the President.
  • The Constitution does not specify the length of the office's term.
  • The Constitution does not specify the procedures or circumstances for the removal of the AG. He/she serves at the pleasure of the President (may be removed by the President at any time).


  • Responsibilities:


  • To provide legal advice to the Government of India (GoI) on subjects assigned to her or him by the President.
  • To carry out any additional legal responsibilities entrusted to her/him by the President.
  • To represent the Government of India in all Supreme Court and High Court cases involving the Government of India.
  • To represent the Government of India in any Supreme Court referral made by the President under Article 143 of the Constitution (Power of the President to Consult the Supreme Court).
  • To carry out the duties entrusted to her or him by the Constitution or any other law.
  • Limitations and Rights:
  • S/he has the right to speak and participate in the proceedings of both Houses of Parliament or their joint sitting, as well as any Parliamentary committee of which s/he may be named a member, but not to vote.
  • He or she has all of the advantages and immunities that a member of Parliament has.
  • He does not belong in the category of government employees. He is not forbidden from practising law in private.
  • However, he or she should not advise or represent the Government of India in any way.
  • The Solicitor General of India and the Additional Solicitor General of India assist the Attorney General in carrying out his official duties.
  • Advocate General's Corresponding Office in the United States (Article 165).


  • Source à The Hindu à 30/11/21 à Page Number 1

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