8. Persons entitled to apply for order.-
An order shall not be made under the last foregoing section except on the application of the person desirous of being, or claiming to be, the guardian of the minor, or any relative of friend of the minor, or the Collector of the district or other local area within which the minor ordinarily resides or in which he has property, or the Collector having authority with respect to the class to which the minor belongs.
Section 8 of the Act is invoked only when the person desirous of claiming guardianship of the minor child makes an application to the Court. If the person does not file an application for guardianship, he cannot claim guardianship; Laxmikant Pandey v. Union of India, AIR 1986 SC 272.