DMPQ- What are the duties and functions of Attorney General of India?

As the chief law officer of the Government of India, the duties of the AG include the following:

  1. To give advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters, which are referred to him by the president.
  2. To perform such other duties of a legal character that are assigned to him by the president.
  3. To discharge the functions conferred on him by the Constitution or any other law.

The president has assigned the following duties to the AG:

  1. To appear on behalf of the Government of India in all cases in the Supreme Court in which the Government of India is concerned.
  2. To represent the Government of India in any reference made by the president to the Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Constitution.
  3. To appear (when required by the Government of India) in any high court in any case in which the Government of India is concerned.

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