Indian Attorney General

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The Attorney General of India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. The attorney general is usually a highly-respected Senior Advocate of the Court, and is appointed by the ruling government. The person to occupy this position must be eligible for becoming a judge in the Supreme Court of India.

The current attorney general is Milon Banerjee, who was appointed by the Congress-led government after the 2004 elections.

The office of the Attorney General was created by the Constitution of India, and attorneys general have the right to participate in the proceedings of the Parliament, though not to vote. Unlike e.g. the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of India does not have executive authority and is not a government minister; those functions are performed by the Law Minister of India. The attorney general is assisted by the Solicitor General of India and several additional solicitors general.

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