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Topic: Attorney General of India
The Attorney General for India is appointed by the President
of India under Article 76 of the Constitution and holds office during the
pleasure of the President. Therefore ,he can be removed by the president any
time. He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme
Court. It is the duty of the Attorney General for India
- To give advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters and to
perform such other duties of legal character as may be referred or assigned
to him by the President.
- To perform such other duties of a legal character that are assigned to
him by the president.
- To discharge the functions conferred on him by the Constitution or any
- To appear on behalf of GoI in all cases in the SC in which GoI is
- To appear (when required by the GoI) in any HC in any case in which the
GoI is concerned.
- To represent the Government of India in any reference made by the
President to the Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Constitution.
To represent GoI in any reference In the performance of his duties, he has
the right of audience in all Courts in India as well as the right to take part
in the proceedings of both houses of Parliament without the right to vote.
In discharge of his functions, the Attorney General is assisted by a
Solicitor General and four Additional Solicitors General. The Solicitor General
and Additional Solicitors General are not constitutional posts.
The salary of the Attorney General is fixed by the President.
The Attorney General of India is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor.
. The Attorney General is to be consulted only in legal
matters of real importance and only after the Ministry of Law has been
consulted. All references to the Attorney General are made by the Ministry of
Law. The Attorney General can practice as a lawyer but cannot appear against the
Government. He/She cannot defend an accused in the criminal proceedings and
accept the directorship of a company without the permission of the Government.
Attorney General of India does not have any executive authority. He doesn’t fall
in the category of government servants .He is not barred from private legal