Attorney General of India


Attorney General of India

Article 76 Provides for an Attorney General of India.

The President appoints the Attorney General for India, who retains an office at the President’s pleasure.

The Attorney General’s term of office is not specified in the Constitution.

He/she must be a competent person appointed as a Supreme Court Judge.

This is the responsibility of the Attorney General in India to provide advice on such legal matters to the Government of India and to perform such other legal duties as may be referred to or delegated by the President to him/her.

He/she has the privilege of the audience in the execution of his / her duties at all courts in India.

The Attorney General is aided by the Solicitor General and the Additional Solicitors-General in the discharge of his duties.

The Attorney General is not a Government full-time lawyer.

Additionally, the attorney general is permitted to engage in private practice.

Attorney General is unable to prosecute the convicted parties in criminal cases without government permission.

Article 88 of the Constitution confers upon the Attorney-General a significant and unique privilege by granting him the right to talk and participate in the proceedings of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha or the House Joint Session, as well as in any legislative committee of which he is a member.

The First Attorney General, M. C. Setalvad, holds the record at the constitutional post with the longest tenure of 13 years.

 

Solicitor General of India

India’s Solicitor General is under the Attorney General of India.

India’s Solicitor General is named for a 3-year term.

India’s Solicitor General is the country’s secondary law officer.

India’s Solicitor General is assisted by numerous Indian Additional Solicitors General.