Attorney General of India

The Attorney General is the highest law officer in the country appointed by the President under Article 76 of the Constitution. The first Attorney General of independent India was MC Setalvad (1950-1963). The current Attorney General is GE Vahanvati (2009- Till Present).

To be appointed as Attorney General, a candidate must be qualified to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

The Attorney General can participate in proceedings of the Parliament with out the Right to Vote (Article 88).


Comptroller and Auditor General

The comptroller and Auditor General is appointed by the President under Article 148 of the Constitution.

The Comptroller and Auditor General all receipts and expenditures of the Union and State Governments. The Comptroller and Auditor General also acts as the external auditor for the government owned companies.

The Comptroller and Auditor General submits its reports to the President in case of accounts relating to the Union Government or to the State Governors for State Government Accounts.

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