Can an Advocate represent an PIO — when he is wrong
Posted by rtiact2005 on July 29, 2006
dear freinds ,
I was representing Mr Yaswanth Dalvi of Vadagoan Belgaum Today . I was asked to represent him by my freinds from belgaum . The Case was the PIO had not provided info sought within thirty days , the Requester had gone under appeal to the AA (DC of Belgaum) .
However both PIO and AA were represnted by an Advocate From Bangalore who tried to divert the entire issue in the Info comm . Finally we could get an undated reply addressed to the info commission . We could also get these noted in orders of the commission.
Now my question is what will be the position of Commoners who are unrepresented when PIO’s start sending Advocates as their duly authorised representatives . What if the PIO’s have committed the mistake of not having provided the info within 30 days and Deemed refusal , already there is a loss to govt thorugh loss by additional fees , and over that advocates fees .
Can we think of how to counter this
N vikramsimha , KRIA Katte , #12 Sumeru Sir M N Krishna Rao Road , Basvangudi < Bangalore 560004.