Function and Duties :
Present framework and manpower:
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.
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.