Indian Polity Attorney General of India

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Indian Polity Attorney General of India

Important Questions based on Indian Polity Attorney General of India

Q- The Provision of Financial Emergency is given in which article of Indian Constitution?

a) Article 340

b) Article 350

c) Article 360

d) Article 380

Q- Consider the following statements-

Statement I : A person Qualified to become the Judge of High Court is eligible to become AGI (Auditor and Comptroller General of India).

Statement II : A person Qualified to become the Judge of  Supreme Court is eligible to become AGI ( Auditor And Comptroller General of India).

a) Only Statement I is true

b) Only Statement II is true.

c) Both Statements are true.

d) None of the Statement is true.

e) None of these.

Q- The Attorney General of India is appointed by –

a) The Prime Minister

b) The President

c) The Chief Justice of India

d) None

Q- Who is the Current Attorney General of India?

a) Tirath Singh Thakur.

b) Shashikant Sharma

c) Mukul Rohtagi

d) Vinod Rai

“Financial Emergency”

Article 360 :

  1. If the president is satisfied that Financial Stability of India is under threat he shall impose Financial emergency by issuing a proclamation.
  2. Such a proclamation should be passed by both the houses by simple Majority within 2 months of its issue.
  3. This proclamation  shall remain in force until revoked by the president.

Effects of Financial Emergency-

  1. All the State Government can be directed to reduce their expenditure.
  2. All the Money bills and Financial Bills of the State can be reserved by the Governor for the Consideration of the president.
  3. Salaries and Incentives may be reduced including that of president.
  4. The Financial emergency has never been imposed so far in the Country.


Attorney General of India

  1. The post of the AGI is the part of Executive.
  2. A person Qualified to become Judge of Supreme Court can be appointed as Attorney General of India.
  3. The AGI is appointed by the President and no consultation is required in the appointment.
  4. Once appointment has taken place, then there is no fixed tenure and can continue until he resigns to the president.
  5. The AGI can be removed just by the President.
  6. As simple the appointment is as simple is the removal of the AGI.
  7. When the Government resigns Attorney General of India also resigns but not necessary, Still AGI resigns as per the Convention.
  8. Attorney General of India gives advice to president on legal Matters and performs all legal functions of Union Government i.e  represents union Govt. in courts.
  9. He is allowed to private legal practise but Shall not stand against union Government.
  10. He receives a fixed amount decided by the president as the salary.
  11. He can participate in all the proceedings of Parliament and its Committee’s ( If Nominated).But, he shall not vote on any proceedings.
  12. AGI is a  non-member  who can also attend but not vote.
  13. AGI is,assisted by the solicitor General of India and Additional Solicitor General of India.
  14. Current Attorney General of India is Mukul Rohtagi.

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