Who is Highest Law Officer of a State?
Advocate General of State is the highest ranking position of law officer in a state. The Governor of the state picks the candidate. The qualifications required for the post of the Advocate General of State are;
- The candidate should be a citizen of India.
- The candidate should have full rights to appear in any State’s court.
- The candidate should not be over 62 years of age.
- The candidate should meet any ONE of the requirements stated below;
- A barrister with more than 5 years of experience.
- A civil servant with 10 years of experience and 3 years of experience as a servant in the Zila Court.
- A pleader with more than 10 years of experience in any high court
The rights of an Advocate General of State in the state legislature and its proceedings have been described in Article 177 of the Indian Constitution. An Advocate General's powers, privileges and immunities have been written down under Article 194.