Attorney-General of Bangladesh
Attorney-General for Bangladesh is appointed by the President under article 64(1) of the Constitution, who is qualified to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. Additional Attorney-Generals, Deputy Attorney-Generals and Assistant Attorney-Generals are appointed by the President under Law Officers Order, 1973 (P.O. No. 6 of 1973). Their services are being regulated by Attorney-General (Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1973 and Law Officers (Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1973 respectively.
Function and Duties:
Ø The Attorney-General shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the President.
Ø In the performance of his duties, the Attorney-General shall have the right of audience in all courts of Bangladesh. ?
Ø The Attorney-General shall hold office during the pleasure of the President, and shall receive such remuneration as the President may determine.
Ø Attorney General is the ex-officio chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and accordingly he performs the duties assigned to that post.
Ø The Attorney General is empowered to participate in any reference to Supreme Court made by the President under article 106 of the Constitution and can express his own opinion.
Present framework and manpower:
The office of the Attorney General deals with legal matters and is entrusted with the responsibility of giving legal advice to the Government and to plead Government cases before the Court. The nature of the work is highly professional. They are not permanent incumbent of the government. Their appointment is made on ad-hoc basis. At present, there are three Additional Attorney-Generals, Deputy Attorney-Generals and Assistant Attorney-Generals.Contact Attorney General Office of the Attorney General Bangladesh Supreme Court.
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