Friday, 14 June 2013


The Attorney General for India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President. He must be a person qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

The Attorney General, like an Advocate General of a State is not supposed to be a political appointee, in spirit, but this is not the case in practice. Every time a party comes to power in the general elections, all the law officers resign and law officers loyal to the new party are appointed.[citation needed]

The current Attorney General is Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, who was appointed by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government after the 2009 General Elections.

Attorney General of India

M. C. Setalvad 28.01.1950 - 01.03.1963 Jawaharlal Nehru
C.K.Daphtary 02.03.1963 - 30.10.1968 Jawaharlal Nehru; Lal Bahadur Shastri
Niren De 01.11.1968 - 31.03.1977 Indira Gandhi
S.V. Gupte 01.04.1977 - 08.08.1979 Morarji Desai
L.N. Sinha 09.08.1979 - 08.08.1983 Indira Gandhi
K. Parasaran 09.08.1983 - 08.12.1989 Indira Gandhi; Rajiv Gandhi
Soli Sorabjee 09.12.1989 - 02.12.1990 V. P. Singh; Chandra Shekhar
G. Ramaswamy 03.12.1990 - 23.11.1992 Chandra Shekhar; P. V. Narasimha Rao
Milon K. Banerji 21.11.1992 - 08.07.1996 P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ashok Desai 09.07.1996 - 06.04.1998 H. D. Devegowda; Inder Kumar Gujral
Soli Sorabjee 07.04.1998 - 04.06.2004 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Milon K. Banerji 05.06.2004 - 07.06.2009 Manmohan Singh
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati 08.06.2009 - incumbent Manmohan Singh


  1. Nice post on attorney general india.
    Attorney general of India has the right of audience in all courts in the territory of India and take part in the proceedings of the parliament and its committees but is not entitled to vote. He is assisted by two solicitors-general and four additional solicitors-general.


  2. Please update ur info. Our current and 14th AGI is Mukul Rohatgi

  3. I have search over internet but finds your information very accurate

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