The Attorney General of India is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. In India, the Attorney General is the highest legal officer of the Union Government.
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The president appoints a person who is qualified to be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court to be Attorney- General for India. To be qualified to be a Supreme Court judge, A person must be a citizen of India and
- He/She has been for at least five years a Judge of as High Court or two or more than two such courts; or
- He/She has been for at least ten years an advocate of a High Court or of two or more than two such courts; or
- He/She is, in the opinion of the President, a distinguished jurist.
Under normal conditions, the Chief Justice of India and other judges of the Supreme Court hold office till they attain the age of 65 years.
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