Attorney General of India


According to Article 76 the Attorney General of India is the Government’s chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.

The First Attorney General was M.C. Setalvad.

The Attorney General for India is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) and holds ofice during the pleasure of the President.

He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

The Attorney General is responsible for giving advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters and to perform such other duties of legal character as may be referred or as signed to him by the President.

Mukul Rohatgi is the incumbent Attorney General of India.