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
Q- Who is the Current Attorney General of India?
a) Tirath Singh Thakur.
b) Shashikant Sharma
c) Mukul Rohtagi
d) Vinod Rai
Article 360 :
- If the president is satisfied that Financial Stability of India is under threat he shall impose Financial emergency by issuing a proclamation.
- Such a proclamation should be passed by both the houses by simple Majority within 2 months of its issue.
- This proclamation shall remain in force until revoked by the president.
Effects of Financial Emergency-
- All the State Government can be directed to reduce their expenditure.
- All the Money bills and Financial Bills of the State can be reserved by the Governor for the Consideration of the president.
- Salaries and Incentives may be reduced including that of president.
- The Financial emergency has never been imposed so far in the Country.
Attorney General of India
- The post of the AGI is the part of Executive.
- A person Qualified to become Judge of Supreme Court can be appointed as Attorney General of India.
- The AGI is appointed by the President and no consultation is required in the appointment.
- Once appointment has taken place, then there is no fixed tenure and can continue until he resigns to the president.
- The AGI can be removed just by the President.
- As simple the appointment is as simple is the removal of the AGI.
- When the Government resigns Attorney General of India also resigns but not necessary, Still AGI resigns as per the Convention.
- 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.
- He is allowed to private legal practise but Shall not stand against union Government.
- He receives a fixed amount decided by the president as the salary.
- He can participate in all the proceedings of Parliament and its Committee’s ( If Nominated).But, he shall not vote on any proceedings.
- AGI is a non-member who can also attend but not vote.
- AGI is,assisted by the solicitor General of India and Additional Solicitor General of India.
- Current Attorney General of India is Mukul Rohtagi.