ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA
The Constitution (Article 76) has provided for the office of the Attorney General for Indial. He is the highest law officer in the country.
APPOINTMENT AND TERM
DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
As the chief law officer of the Government of India, the duties of the AG include the following:
The president has assigned the following duties to the AG:
RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS
In the performance of his official duties, the Attorney General has the right of audience in all courts in the territory of India. Further, he has the right to speak and to take part in the proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament or their joint sitting and any committee of the Parliament of which he may be named a member, but without a right to vote. He enjoys all the privileges and immunities that are available to a member of Parliament.
Following limitations are placed on the Attorney General in order to avoidany complication and conflict of duty:
SOLICITOR GENERAL OF INDIA:
In addition to the AG, there are other law officers of the Government of India. They are the solicitor general of India and additional solicitor general of India. They assist the AG in the fulfilment of his official responsibilities. It should be noted here that only the office of the AG is created by the Constitution. In other words, Article 76 does not mention about the solicitor general and additional solicitor general.
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|2. What are the duties and functions of the Attorney General of India?|
|3. How is the Attorney General of India appointed?|
|4. Can the Attorney General of India be removed from office?|
|5. How long is the term of the Attorney General of India?|