In this article, we will discuss Attorney General (Key Points). So, let’s get started.
- The Attorney General (AG) of India is a part of the Union Executive. AG is the
- highest law officer in the country.
- Article 76 of the Constitution provides for the office of AG of India.
- Appointment and Eligibility:
- AG is appointed by the President on the advice of the government.
- S/he must be a person who is qualified to be appointed a judge of the
- Supreme Court, i.e. s/he must be a citizen of India and must have been a
- judge of some high court for five years or an advocate of some high court for ten
- years or an eminent jurist, in the opinion of the President.
- Term of the Office: Not fixed by the Constitution.
- Removal: Procedures and grounds for the removal of AG are not stated in the
- Constitution. S/he holds office during the pleasure of the President(may be
- removed by the President at any time).