The Attorney General of India is the chief legal adviser to the Indian government and his chief attorney in the Supreme Court of India. It can be said as a lawyer on the government side. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76 (1) of the Constitution and holds office during the President’s pleasure. He or she must be a fit and proper person to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court, and must be a judge of another high court for a further term of five years or a lawyer of a particular high court for ten years or as an attorney, in the opinion of the President and must be a citizen of India.
Tasks, powers, and functions. The Attorney General is a legal adviser to the Government and attends Government meetings. The Attorney General defends the legality of the Bill referred to the High Court under Section 26 of the Constitution. Soli Jehangir Sorabjee was born in 1930 in Bombay. He began his legal career in 1953 in the Bombay High Court. The Attorney-General is appointed by the President, the Advocate General is appointed by the Governor (article 165). The attorney general holds office during the Emperor’s term of office and his salary is determined by the Governor of the country in question.
The CAG is ranked ninth and holds the same position as a judge of the Supreme Court of India in Indian order. The current CAG of India is Rajiv Mehrishi, who took office on 25 September 2017. He is the 13th CAG of India.
The CAG is appointed by the President with a warranty under his hand and is signed and given a period of 6 or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. The CAG may be removed by the President only in accordance with the procedure set out in the Constitution which is the same as the removal of a Judge of the Supreme Court
The Advocate General is the chief legal officer in the province. It is responsible for assisting the state government in all its legal matters. It protects and defends the interests of the state government. The office of the Advocate General in government is in line with the office of the Attorney General of India.
|1||Mr. M. C. Setalvad||1950-1963|
|2||Mr. C. K. Daphtary||1963-1968|
|3||Mr. Niren De||1968-1977|
|4||Mr. S. V. Gupte||1977-1979|
|5||Mr. L. N. Sinha||1979-1983|
|6||Mr. K. Parasaran||1983-1989|
|7||Mr. Soli Sorabjee||1989-1990|
|8||Mr. G. Ramaswamy||1990-1992|
|9||Mr. Milon K. Banerji||1992-1996|
|10||Mr. Ashok Desai||1996-1998|
|11||Mr. Soli Sorabjee||1998-2004|
|12||Mr. Milon K. Banerji||2004-2009|
|13||Mr. Goolam Essaji Vahanvati||2009-2014|
|14||Mr. Mukul Rohatgi||2014-2017|
|15||Mr. K. K. Venugopal||2017 – Till Now|