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Advocate General Of The State

The office of the states' Advocate General was established by the constitution (Article 165). He is the highest-ranking law enforcement official in the state.

As a result, he communicates with India's attorney general. The Advocate General is appointed by the Governor. He must be qualified to serve on the High Court as a judge.

In other words, he must be an Indian citizen who has worked as a judge or a High Court advocate for ten years. The term of office for the Advocate General is not specified in the constitution.

Furthermore, there is no procedure or grounds for his removal in the constitution. He works at the pleasure of the governor. This means that the governor has the authority to dismiss him at any time. He can also resign by writing to the governor and submitting a letter of resignation. Because he is appointed on the advice of the Council of Ministers, he usually resigns or is replaced when the government (Council of Ministers) resigns or is replaced.

The compensation of the Advocate General is not specified in the constitution; he is compensated at the governor's discretion.

What are the Functions that Advocate General Perform?

As the State's chief legal officer, the Advocate General's responsibilities include the following:

  • To provide legal advice to the state government on all legal issues referred to him by the governor

  • To carry out any other legal responsibilities entrusted to him by the Governor.

  • To perform the duties entrusted to him by the constitution or other applicable legislation. In the course of his official duties, the Advocate General has the right to appear in any court of law within the state.

  • He also has the right to speak and participate in the proceedings of both houses of the state legislature, as well as any state legislature committee to which he may be appointed, but not to vote.

  • He has all of the privileges and immunities that members of the State Legislature have.

List Of Advocate General's of the State


Advocate General

Andhra Pradesh

Subrahmanyam Sriram


Devajit Lon Saikia


Devajit Lon Saikia


Satish Chandra Verma


Devidas Pangam


Kamal Trivedi


APS Deol

Himachal Pradesh

Ashok Sharma

Jammu & Kashmir

​D.C. Raina


​Rajiv Ranjan


Prabhuling K. Navadagi


K Gopala Krishna Kurup

Madhya Pradesh

​Prashant Singh


Ashutosh Kumbhakoni


Naorem Kumarjit Singh


Amit Kumar


Diganta Das


Vikramjit Banerjee


Ashok Parija


Deepinder Singh Patwalia


Mahendra Singh Singhv


Vivek Kohli

Tamil Nadu

R. Shunmugasundaram


B. S. Prasad


Siddhartha Shankar Dey

Uttar Pradesh

Raghuvendra Singh

S. N. Babulka

West Bengal

Kishore Datta


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