Haryana Government was on 10 November 2014 appointed Baldev Raj Mahajan, senior advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court, as Advocate General (AG) with immediate effect.
He is considered as an expert in civil law. He is currently the national president of Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad.
About Advocate General (AG)
In India, an advocate general is a legal adviser to a state government. The post is created by the Constitution of India and corresponds to that of Attorney General of India at the federal or central or union government level.
The Advocate General of a State is a Constitutional post and authority duly appointed as per Art. 165 of the constitution of India. The authority and function of the Advocate General is also specified in the Constitution of India under Article 165 & 177.
As per constitution of India
• 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 the 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.
When: 10 November 2014
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