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.