The Attorney-General of India is the first law officer of the Government of India and is expected to give advice on legal matters referred to him by the President. He also represents and defends the cases against the government in all courts.
The Attorney-General is the only person under the Indian system who can participate in the proceedings of the Parliament or any parliamentary committee, but cannot vote.
The Attorney-General is appointed by the President and holds office at his pleasure. A person,to be appointed such, must have the qualifications required of a Supreme Court Judge. He receives a monthly retainer equal to the salary received by a Supreme Court Judge.