He is the highest law officer in the country. The constitution, ARTICLE-76 provides for his office provisions. He is appointed by the president and must be qualified to be appointed as the judge of supreme court. The term of office is not fixed by the constitution nor it contain the procedure and grounds for his removal. He holds office during the pleasure of president. He is free to resign anytime from his office by addressing the letter to the president. He receives the salary as decided by president.
DUTIES- To give legal advice to government of India on legal matters, to discharge functions conferred on him by constitution, to appear on behalf of government in all cases in supreme and high court in which government is concerned.
He has the right of audience in all courts in territory of India. He has the right to speak and take part in proceedings of both the houses of parliament without entitled to vote.
He is no full time counsel of government nor he fall in category of government servant and is not allowed to practice any private legal practice against government.
HE is not advice to hold any brief in cases in which he is called to advise for government of India. He should not defend accused person in criminal proceedings without government approval. He should not accept appointment as a director in any company without permission of government.
He holds a prestigious office and the powers should be performed accordingly.
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