Centre opposes the petition to declare AG a public authority
The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition filed by Subhash Chandra Aggarwal whether the office of AG is a public office and should be brought under Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. The Attorney General (AG) is appointed under Article 76 of the Constitution. http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/petition-filed-delhi-hc-demanding-declaration-ag-o-3305
In the Delhi High Court, the Central Government argued against the petition to declare the office of Attorney General (AG) as a public authority. The Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Siddharth Luthra submitted that the advice rendered by him to the state and its authorities is protected under the law.
Before Justice G S Sistani, the counsel contended that "The Attorney General of India has a lawyer-client relationship with the Government and its instrumentalities and in any case, the advice rendered is protected under the law," He claimed that the Attorney General also has a fiduciary relationship with the government and there is no establishment attached with the office of the AG. He added that records of pieces of advice rendered are not maintained.