Advocate general (India)

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In India, an advocate general is a legal advisor to a state government.[1] The post is created by the Constitution of India (vide Article 165) and corresponds to that of Attorney General for India at the union government level. The Governor of each state shall appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as judge of High Court as the Advocate General.

List of Advocates General in States[edit]

State Advocate General
Andhra Pradesh Subrahmanyam Sriram[2]
Arunachal Pradesh -
Assam Devajit Lon Saikia[3]
Bihar Lalit Kishore[4]
Chhattisgarh Satish Chandra Verma[5]
Goa Devidas Pangam[6]
Gujarat Kamal Trivedi[7]
Haryana BR Mahajan[8]
Himachal Pradesh Ashok Sharma[9]
Jammu & Kashmir D.C. Raina[10]
Jharkhand Rajiv Ranjan[11]
Karnataka Prabhuling K. Navadagi[12]
Kerala K Gopala Krishna Kurup[13]
Madhya Pradesh Prashant Singh[14]
Maharashtra Ashutosh Kumbhakoni [15]
Manipur Naorem Kumarjit Singh
Meghalaya Amit Kumar[16]
Mizoram Diganta Das
Nagaland Vikramjit Banerjee[17]
Odisha Ashok Parija[18]
Punjab Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu[19]
Rajasthan Mahendra Singh Singhvi[20]
Sikkim Vivek Kohli[21]
Tamil Nadu R. Shunmugasundaram[22]
Telangana B. S. Prasad[23]
Tripura Siddhartha Shankar Dey
Uttar Pradesh Ajay Kumar mishra
Uttarakhand S. N. Babulkar[24]
West Bengal S.N. Mookherjee[25]

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References[edit]

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