According to the Art 76, Attorney General is the highest law officer in the country
Appointed by the President during his pleasure
As to that of a judge of SC
(including an eminent jurist in the opinion of the President)
Duties and functions:
- To advise GoI on legal matters and to appear for the GoI in SC and High Courts
- To discharge other legal duties assigned by the President
- He has the right to audience in any court
- He has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of both the houses (With no voting rights)
- He enjoys all the privileges and immunities available to an MP
- He is not a full time counsel for the Govt and does not fall under the category of govt servant.
- He is not debarred from private legal practice.
- However, in case of defending accused in criminal prosecution, he is not allowed without prior permission.
Solicitor General(s) of India:
To assist Attorney General, but there is no mention of them in the Constitution.