The Advocate General

  • In India, an Advocate General is a legal adviser to a state government. The post is created by the Constitution of India and corresponds to that of Attorney General of India at the federal or central or union government level.
  • The Advocate General is appointed by the Governor of the State.
  • The responsibilities of the Advocate General includes -to give advice to the Government of the State related legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as assigned to him by the Governor, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under the Constitution or any other law for the time being in force.
  • The Advocate-General holds office during the pleasure of the Governor, and receives remuneration as the Governor may determine.

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