ADVOCATE-GENERAL OF INDIA

ADVOCATE-GENERAL

Each State shall have an Advocate-General for the State, an official corresponding to the Attorney-General of India, and having similar functions for the State. He shall be appointed by the Governor of the State and shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor. Only a person who is qualified to be a Judge of a High Court can be appointed Advocate-General. [Art.165 (1)]

 

It is the duty of the Advocate-General to give advice to the Government of the State upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred to him by the Governor, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by this Constitution or any other law for the time being in force.

 

The Advocate-General shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor, and shall receive such remuneration as the Governor may determine. He shall have the right to speak and to take part in the proceedings of, but no right to vote in, the Houses of the Legislature of the State.