(IGP) GS Paper 1 – Indian Polity & Governance – “Attorney General of India”

Integrated Guidance Programme of General Studies for IAS
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Subject – Indian Polity & Governance
Chapter : Attorney General of India

Attorney General of India

  • The Attorney General for India is appointed by the
    President of India under Article 76 of the Constitution and holds office
    during the pleasure of the President. He must be a person qualified to be
    appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court. It is the duty of the Attorney
    General for India to give advice to the Government of India upon such legal
    matters and to perform such other duties of legal character as may be
    referred or assigned to him by the President.

  • In discharge of his functions, the Attorney General is
    assisted by a Solicitor General and four Additional Solicitors General. The
    Solicitor General and Additional Solicitors General are not constitutional
    posts.

  • The Attorney General of India is the Indian government’s
    chief legal advisor.

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