Saturday, July 19, 2014

Advocate General - Article 165 of Constitution of India

The Advocate General is the first law officer of a State. The office corresponds to the office of the Attorney General of India and enjoys similar functions within the state.

Appointment and Term of his Office -

He is appointed by the Governor. A person who is qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court can also be appointed as the Advocate General of a state. He holds office during the pleasure of the Governor and receives such remuneration as the Governor may determine.

Duties and Functions -

1. He has the right to participate in the proceedings of the House or Houses of the State Legislatures without the right to vote.(Mentioned under Article 177 of the Constitution of India)

2. He has the right to audience in any court of the state in which he is appointed as the Advocate General.

3. He enjoys all legislative privileges which are available to a member of a legislature.

4. He gives advice to the State Government upon such legal matters as may be referred to him

5. He performs such other duties of a legal character as may be assigned to him by the Governor from time to time, or are conferred on him by the Constitution or by any other law enacted.

1 comment:

  1. Are there any rules on the powers of advocate generals?


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