Topic:Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
3) “The Attorney-General is the principal legal adviser and lawyer of the Government of India.” Elaborate.(250 words)
Indian polity by Laxmikanth
Why this question:
The question is straightforward from the static portions of the GS paper II from polity section.
Key demand of the question:
One must elaborate on the roles and responsibilities of the Attorney-General of India.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
The Constitution under Article 76 has provided for the office of the Attorney-General for India (AGI). He is appointed by the President and holds the office during the pleasure of the President. He must be a person who is qualified to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.
Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the AG.
Explain the significance of his constitutional position in the Indian polity.
Take help of recent situations where he would have represented the GOI.
Conclude by reasserting significance of the post.