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    What are the attorney general of India's duty and responsibilities?


    Interested in knowing about the role of attorney general of the country? Searching for information about how once can get this position and how it differs from the role of a solicitor? Here, check out responses from experts.

    Who is attorney general of India and what are the prime responsibilities of attorney general of India? When his role is needed to government? How attorney general of India is appointed? Who appoints attorney general of India? What is the term of attorney general of India? How his role is different than solicitor general of India?
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  • The Attorney General of India is the legal advisor of India and one of the primary lawyer of the Supreme Court. He will be in tenure until the President Tenure. To become the Attorney General of India, he/she must have minimum 5 years of experience as a Judge of any High Court of India or minimum 10 years of litigation experience in a High Court. He/she must also be a citizen of India. The present Attorney General of India is Mr. K. K. Venugopal appointed by the Honourable President Pranab Mukherjee.

    Attorney General of India is a legal advisor for Government of India and he/she shall take up the cases in any court in India where the Government is concerned. But an Attorney General is not a full-time employee of the Government of India and he/she can do their own private practice as well. If there is any legal case against the Government, Attorney General will not directly accept the case. He/she will be directed to do so only after consulting the Ministry of Law.

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  • The Attorney General for India is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution of India. He can be in that position as per the directions of the President. The President of India can appoint him and decide the duration as per his discretion. The Present Attorney General of India is Mr Venugopal was appointed by Mr Pranab Mukkharjee from June to 2017 for a period of 3 years.
    He is the chief legal advisor of the Government and he can attend any court in India. He can also attend Parliament sessions but he will not have voting power.The Solicitor General of India will assist Attorney General of India in all legal matters. AG is supposed to present the cases on behalf of the Government and it is not a political appointment. It is also not a full-time appointment. He can represent others also in non Government cases after taking permission from Government but not in the cases against the Government.

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  • Attorney General of India is the legal advisor of Indian government and he is the lawyer from government of India side.
    Attorney General is appointed by President of India under article 76(1) of the Indian constitution and holds office during the pleasure of President of India and there is no fixed tenure for this post.
    And the person who is to be appointed as Attorney General of India must be a person qualified to be appointed as a judge of supreme court and must have been a judge in any high court for five years or an advocate in any high court for 10 years and must be a citizen of India.
    Attorney General will give advice to government of India in legal matters referred to him and also performs other legal duties assigned to him by the President of India.
    Attorney General has the right of audience in all courts in India and also has right to participate in the proceedings of the parliament but he does not have right to vote.
    Attorney General also represents government of India in any reference made by President to the supreme court under article 143 of Indian constitution.
    Present Attorney General of India is K.K.Venugopal and he is appointed by Pranab Mukherjee on 30 th June 2017.

  • Attorney General is the topmost advocate post of Govt of India and he can be considered as the chief lawyer of the Govt.

    The appointment of Attorney General is made by President of India. He is the main advisor to the Govt in legal matters. Govt will seek his advice and help in all the matters related to disputes and petition lodged by individuals and entities against the Govt agencies.

    This is a very important post and to become eligible for this one should have an experience of at least 5 years as judge in a high court.

    Attorney General also sees the proceedings of parliament as an authorised legal audience from Govt side. His observations and assessments are valued by the Govt and utilised in smoothing of legal framework and proceedings in the entire country.

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  • 1.Who is attorney general of India ?
    India's present attorney general is Mr. Venugopal KK, his tenure is for three years starting from 30-06-2017.

    2.What are the prime responsibilities of attorney general of India?
    In simple terms, the AGI is the highest lawyer from the Government's side and the country's chief legal advisor.
    He cannot appear against the Government and does not have any executive authority.
    Although he appears for the GOvernment in legal proceedings, he is not a government servant and can carry his private practice if he wishes to.

    3.When his role is needed to government?
    There are times with the Government needs legal advice on matters of the country in which the government is named. He also undertakes legal duties delegated by the President including reference made under Article 143.

    4.How attorney general of India is appointed?
    The basic qualifications to be considered for AGI are that one should be an Indian Citizen, an advocate of HC for 10 years or a HC judge for 5 years or a jurist of national reputation and eminence.

    5.Who appoints attorney general of India?
    The attorney general of India is appointed as per the Article 76(1) by the President of India.The current AGI was appointed by Shri Pranab Mukherjee,who was the President of India during 2017.
    There is a chance of bias and politicisation of the views of AGI and there have been many instances wherein the AGI has not been transparent.

    6.What is the term of attorney general of India?
    The term of appoint for attorney general is usually for three years.

    7.How his role is different than solicitor general of India?
    There are 4 additional solicitor generals, above whom is the solicitor general who finally reports to the Attorney General. These individuals assist the AGI in performing his duties. His role is similar to the SG.


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