FORM-G: Request to BHEL agency for providing Information.
(Under Section 5 (5) of the Right to Information actí 2005)
We are in receipt of request from Shri/Ms _______________, vide letter dated __________, seeking information. The same is enclosed. The Fee has been received. Please examine the contents of the enclosed copy of the letter, requesting for information and furnish the Information/comments, positively by _________, enabling us to respond to the requester within given time.
Section 8 and Section 9 of the Act (pertaining to exemptions from disclosure) have been reproduced below, for your ready reference.
Should you require any further clarifications please contact the undersigned.
(Central Public Information Officer)
Exemption from disclosure of Information:
Section 8 (1): notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen. -
(a) information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence;
(b) information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;
(c) information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature;
(d) information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
(e) information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
(f) information received in confidence from foreign Government;
(g) information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;
(h) information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
(i) cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers;
Provided that the decision s of Council of Ministers, the material on the basis of which the decisions were taken shall be made public after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over;
Provided further that those matters which come under the exemptions specified in this section shall not be disclosed;
(j) Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information;
Provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person.
(2) Notwithstanding anything in the Official Secrets Act, 1923 nor any of the exemptions permissible in accordance with sun-section (1), a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests.
(3) Subject to the provisions of clauses (a), (c) and (i) of sub-section (1), any information relating to any occurrence, event or matter which has taken place, occurred or happened twenty years before the date on which any request is made under section 6 shall be provided to any person making a request under the section :
Provided that where any question arises as to the date from which the said period of twenty years has to be computed, the decision of the Central Government shall be final, subject to the usual appeals provided for in this Act.
Section 9: Without prejudice to the provisions of section 8, a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, may reject a request for information where such a request for providing access would involve an infringement of copyright subsisting in a person other than the State.