an advocate general is a legal advisor to a state government. The post is created by the Constitution of India and corresponds to that of Attorney General of India at the central-level. The Governor of each state shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed judges in high court. This office is just similar to the office of the Attorney-General.
Article 165 of the Indian Constitution provides for the office of the Advocate General at the states.
The Advocate General is the first law officer at the state level.
The Advocate General is appointed by the Governor.
The Advocate General must be qualified to be appointed as a Judge of a High Court.
The Advocate General holds the office during the pleasure of the Governor.
The Advocate general is removed by the Governor.
The Advocate General submits the resignation to the Governor.
The salary of Advocate-General is decided by the Governor.
The Advocate General is the first law officer of the state.
The Advocate General gives advice to the Government of the state upon such legal matters which are referred by the Governor.
The Advocate General appears on behalf of the Government of the state in all cases in any Court in which the Government of the state is concerned.
The Advocate General has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of both the houses of state Legislature without a right to vote.
NOTE: Only the members of the State Legislature have the right to vote in their respective house.
The Advocate General enjoys all the privileges and immunities that are available to a Member of State legislature.