Both Attorney General and Solicitor General:
1. are highest law officer of Union and States respectively
2. are appointed by the President of India
3. can tender the legal advice to government of India
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
The first statement is incorrect because, Attorney General is the highest law officer of the country, while the Advocate General is the highest law officer of a State in India. Solicitor General is the second highest law officer of India. The statement 2 which says that Both Attorney general & Solicitor general are appointed by the President of India is also incorrect. While, the AG is appointed by the President under article 76, the SG is appointed by the Cabinet Committee on Appointments , the Constitution does not talk about the appointment of SG. However, there are rules such as Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1972, which talk about the terms, tenure, salary etc. Of the Law officers of India including SG and Additional SG. The third statement is correct.
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