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
Devajit Lon Saikia
Devajit Lon Saikia
Satish Chandra Verma
Jammu & Kashmir
Prabhuling K. Navadagi
K Gopala Krishna Kurup
Naorem Kumarjit Singh
Deepinder Singh Patwalia
Mahendra Singh Singhv
B. S. Prasad
Siddhartha Shankar Dey
S. N. Babulka