Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Attorney General (AG) of India

Part of the Union Executive. 
Highest law officer in the country.

Article 76 of the Constitution deals with AG

Appointment  :
By Presidenton the advice of the government.

Eligibility:

S/he must be a person who is qualified to be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court
i.e
    1.must be a citizen of India 
    2.must have been a judge of some
        HCs for 5 year or
        an advocate of some HCs for        
        10 year  or
       an eminent jurist, in the opinion     
       Of the president
Term  -Not fixed or mentioned by 
            Constitution

Removal :
Procedure not stated in the constitution.
S/he holds office during the pleasure of the President (may be removed by the President at any time)

Rights :
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.

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