In India, an Advocate General is a legal adviser to a state government. The post is created by the Constitution of India and corresponds to that of Attorney General of India at the federal or central or union government level.
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Advocate General Roles
- An advocate General acts in a similar manner to that of an Attorney General. The only difference is that an Attorney General does all the work at the state level
- The attorney general gives advice on all legal matters which may be referred or assigned to him by the Governor
- He appears before various courts in cases involving the state that he represents.
- The Advocate General can participate in proceedings of the state legislature without the right to vot
Advocate General Eligibility Criteria
- A person must be qualified to be a Judge of the High Court to be appointed as AdvocateGeneral.
- The Governor of the state appoints a person who is qualified to be appointed a Judge of the Judge of the High Court to be Advocate General
High Court Judge Eligibility Criteria
- A person must be a citizen of India
- Should have been an advocate of a High Court or of two such Courts in succession for at least 10 yrs; or should have held judicial office in Indian for a period of at least 10 yrs.