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What are the grounds for rejection to access information?

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What are the grounds for rejection to access information?

Right to Information

An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a CIC and also SIC and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act extends to whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir. The Act enable the central and state government to constitute commission for the citizen who wants access to the information. The Central Information commission (CIC) and also State Information Commission(SIC) are established by notification in official Gazette. The Central and State commission also appoints Public Information Officer to provide information so requested to the people or citizens.

There shall be no obligation to give any citizen the following Information:

  1.  disclosure of which would detrimentally affect the sovereignty and integrity of India,
  2. may affect the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or also lead to incitement of an offence;
  3. which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law and also tribunal or
  4. the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;
  5. the disclosure of which would harm the privilege of Parliament and also the State Legislature;
  6. commercial confidence, trade secrets or also intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party,
  7. available to a person in his fiduciary relationship,
  8. received in confidence from foreign Government;
  9. 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;
  10. which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
  11. cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers
  12. 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

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