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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. He can be said as the lawyer from government’s side. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President. He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court, also must have been a judge of some high court for five years or an advocate of some high court for ten years or an eminent jurist, in the opinion of the President and must be a citizen of India.

Functions, powers and duties. The Attorney General is legal adviser to the Government and attends Government meetings.Attorney General defends the constitutionality of Bills referred to the Supreme Court under Article 26 of the Constitution.Soli Jehangir Sorabjee was born in 1930 in Bombay. He commenced his legal practice in 1953 in Bombay High Court.Attorney general is appointed by President, Advocate general is appointed by the Governor of the state (article 165). The advocate general holds the office during the pleasure of the Governor and his remuneration is decided by Governor of the state in question.

The CAG is ranked 9th and enjoys the same status as a judge of Supreme Court of India in Indian order of precedence. The current CAG of India is Rajiv Mehrishi, who assumed office on 25 September 2017. He is the 13th CAG of India.
CAG is appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal and provided with tenure of 6 years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. CAG can be removed by the President only in accordance with the procedure mentioned in the Constitution that is the manner same as removal of a Supreme Court Judge
The Advocate General is the highest law officer in the state. He is responsible to assist the state government in all its legal matters. He defends and protects the interest of the state government. The office of the Advocate General in state corresponds to the office of Attorney General of India.

1Mr. M. C. Setalvad1950-1963
2Mr. C. K. Daphtary1963-1968
3Mr. Niren De1968-1977
4Mr. S. V. Gupte1977-1979
5Mr. L. N. Sinha1979-1983
6Mr. K. Parasaran1983-1989
7Mr. Soli Sorabjee1989-1990
8Mr. G. Ramaswamy1990-1992
9Mr. Milon K. Banerji1992-1996
10Mr. Ashok Desai1996-1998
11Mr. Soli Sorabjee1998-2004
12Mr. Milon K. Banerji2004-2009
13Mr. Goolam Essaji Vahanvati2009-2014
14Mr. Mukul Rohatgi2014-2017
15Mr. K. K. Venugopal2017 - Till Now

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