Attorney General

In this article we will discuss Attorney General of India (Duties and Functions & Rights and Limitations)

In this article, we will discuss Attorney General of India (Duties and Functions & Rights and Limitations). So, let’s get started.

Duties and Functions:

  • To give advice to the Government of India (GoI) upon such legal matters, which
  • are referred to her/him by the President.
  • To perform such other duties of a legal character that are assigned to her/him
  • by the President.
  • To appear on behalf of the GoI in all cases in the Supreme Court or in any
  • case in any High Court in which the GoI is concerned.
  • To represent the GoI in any reference made by the President to the
  • Supreme Court under Article 143 (Power of the President to consult the
  • Supreme Court) of the Constitution.
  • To discharge the functions conferred on her/him by the Constitution or any other law.

Rights and Limitations:

  • S/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 s/he may be named a member, but without a right to
  • vote.
  • S/he enjoys all the privileges and immunities that are available to a
  • member of Parliament.
  • S/he does not fall in the category of government servants. S/he is not
  • debarred from private legal practice.
  • However, s/he should not advise or hold a brief against the GoI.
  • Solicitor General of India and Additional Solicitor General of India assist
  • the AG in fulfillment of the official responsibilities.
  • Corresponding Office in the States: Advocate General (Article 165).

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