To prepare for INDIAN POLITY for any competitive exam, aspirants have to know about the Attorney General for India. It gives an idea of all the important topics for the IAS Exam and the polity syllabus (GS-II.). Important Attorney General for India. terms are important from the polity and governance perspectives in the UPSC exam. IAS aspirants should thoroughly understand their meaning and application, as questions can be asked from this static portion of the IAS Syllabus in both the UPSC Prelims and the UPSC Mains exams.

In this article, you can read about the Basics, Background, Objectives, Composition, tenure, Functions etc about the Attorney General for India. for the UPSC and SPSC.

  • Article 76 has provided for the office of the Attorney General for India.
  • Highest law officer in the country.


  • To oversee the implementation of various safeguards provided to STs under the Constitution or under any other law for time being in force or under any other order to the Government and to evaluate the working of such safeguards.


  • Attorney general is appointed by PRESIDENT OF INDIA
  • He must be qualified to be the Judge of SUPREME COURT(citizen of India, Judge of HIGH COURT for 5 years, advocate for 10 years or an eminent jurist in the opinion of President)
  • Term of office not fixed by the Constitution
  • Constitution has not prescribed any procedure for his removal
  • Holds office during the pleasure of the President.
  • Receives remuneration as President may determined


  • Chief Law officer of Government of India
    • Give advice to GOI on legal matters
    • Perform the duties of a legal character
    • Discharge functions conferred on him by the constitution.
  • President may assign the following duties to the Attorney General of India
    • To appear on behalf of the government
    • To represent the government
    • To appear when required by the government in any high court




Rights Limitations
– Right of the audience in all courts.

– Right to speak and take part in the proceedings of both the houses of parliament, joint sitting, or any committee proceedings.

– Does not have the right to vote

– He enjoys all privileges and immunities that are available to a member of parliament.

– Should not advise against the government of India

– Should not defend an accused person in criminal proceedings

– Should not accept appointment as director in any company or corporation without government permission.





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