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
- 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).