Attorney General of India
|Art. 76||Highest law officer of the country there are solicitor & additional spoliator general to help him.|
|Appointment And Term||Ø appointed by the president
Ø qualification same as Judge of SC
Ø Citizen of India/Judge of HC = 5 year/Adv. Of HC = 10 years/Eminent Jurist Can resign – POI
Ø Conventionally when a govt resign the A.G resign
· Term of office
· Procedure & ground of removal
· Not decided in COI so till & Cash of POI
|Duties||· To advice to the Government of India upon general legislature.
· To perform duty of a legal charter provided by POI.
· To discharge function conferred by him on, or by Const.
· To appear on behalf of GOIU in SC or HC.
· To represent the GOI inn only reference made by POI under Art. 143
|Rights||· Pvt practiced allowed
· Right of audience in all court/right to participate in Parl. Joint sitting session committee but not to vote.
· All the privileges & immunities of Member of Parliament
· Not a full time counsel for the Government
|Limitations||· Brief against GOI (x)
· Should defend criminal prosecution, without GOI permission
· Should not accept appointment as director of any company without permission of GOI.
· No case against GOI (appear) (x)
|Art. 76 Solicitor General of India||· Two additional law officers: solicitor general of India and additional solicitor general of India.
· They assist the AG in the fulfilment of his official responsibilities.
· Article 76 does not mention about the solicitor general and additional solicitor general.
· AG is not a member of the central cabinet – separate law minister in the central cabinet to look after legal matters at government level
|Art. 88||Rt. of AG as respects the Houses of Parliament and its Committee|
|Art 105||Power, Privileges & immunities of Attorney-General|
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