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, 1972 (P.O. No. 6 of 1972). 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:
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.