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Can Advocate not ask for information



I have a friend advocate. They have demanded information under the Information Act 2005.But the Public Information Officer has refused to give information.He says that you are a lawyer so you can not be informed.Peas help meIMG-20190529-WA0002.jpg


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Prasad GLN

Every citizen in India is entitled to any information under RTI Act.  Please go for first appeal stating such section and pray for directions to PIO for suitable directions for providing the information free of cost as expeditiously as possible and pray for deputing PIO for suitable training and with an advice not to invent new things not stated in RTI Act.

a)Sec.7 Disposal of request in RTI Act simply stated as follows:

(1)Subject to the provision to sub-section (2) of Section (5) or the proviso to subsection (d) of Section 6, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be , on receipt of a request under Section 6 shall as expeditiously as possible and in any case within thirty days of receipt of the request                                                                                                                                                

Either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed                                                    

Or                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reject the request for any of the reasons specified in Sec.8 & Sec.9.

There was nothing in Sec.8 or Sec.9 that states that Advocates are not entitled to the information..  Those clauses under Sec.8 or Sec.9 are only applicable and that also should be justified as to how it applies in each and every cases.


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