In order to advise the Union Government in legal matters as well as to perform such other duties of a legal character as may be assigned by the President, the Constitution has provided for the office of the Attorney-General for India.
The Attorney-General must have the qualification of a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President and shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. The President determines the remuneration to be paid to the Attorney-General.
The Attorney-General is a member of the Cabinet in Britain. But in India, there is a Minister of law in the Cabinet to deal with legal affairs at Government level. The Attorney-General, however, has the privilege of addressing both Houses of Parliament, just as a Minister has, irrespective of his membership of the House.
He also enjoys the same privileges and immunities as the members of Parliament. The Constitution expressly guarantees his right of audience in all courts in India in the performance of his duties.