Department of Advocate General, Rajasthan
The Advocate General office of Rajasthan came into existence on the formation of the State of Rajasthan as per the State Re-Organization Act 1956 when the High Court of Rajasthan
was established. On the formation of the new State of Rajasthan, Late Shri G.C. Kasliwal became the first Advocate General for the State of Rajasthan. The AG's office presents all the cases in which the Govt. of Rajasthan is one of the parties, in the High Court of Rajasthan at Principal Seat at Jodhpur
and Bench at Jaipur
Role And Functions Of Advocate General
The Advocate General of a State is a Constitutional post and authority duly appointed as per Article 165 of the Constitution of India. The authority and function of Advocate General is also specified in the Constitution of India under Article 165 and 177. Article 165: Advocate General for the State
- The Governor of each State shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as a Judge of a High Court to be Advocate General for the State.
- It shall be the duty of the Advocate General to give advice to the Government of concerned State upon such legal matters and to perform such other duties of a legal character; as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the Governor and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under this constitution or any other law for the time being in force.
- The Advocate General shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor, and shall receive such remuneration as the governor may determine.
Every Minister and the Advocate-General for a State shall have the right to speak-in, and otherwise take part in the proceedings of Legislative Assembly of the State or in case of a State having a Legislative Council; Both Houses, and to speak-in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, any committee of the Legislature of which he may be named a member but shall not; by virtue of this Article, be entitled to vote.The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India taking into account the above mentioned Articles has held that:
- The Office of Advocate General is an exalted one. He is the Supreme law officer of the State
- Under Article 177 he is conferred with the right to audience before the Legislature of a State both in the Assembly and the Council. Infact, he is treated on at par with Minister.
Contact : Jaipur Office Address
High Court Campus,Jaipur
Phone: 0141-2227540 (AG Office), 0141-2227066 (Administrator)
Jodhpur Office Address
High Court Campus, Jodhpur