Information related to the Power Plant Protection Units of BSNL
The appellant sought the information regarding purchase of Power Plant Protection Units and Lightening Arresters by BSNL and the locations where these equipments were installed. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided partial information and denied the information regarding the locations of installation of the equipment under section 8 (1) (a) of the RTI Act.
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The respondents submitted that the same was the sensitive equipment and disclosure of locations would be prejudicial to the security interests of the State. Holding that the matter was sensitive and rightly attracts the provisions of section 8(1)(a) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, 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; of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Sanjut Kumar Nanda v. BSNL in File No. CIC/LS/A/2011/003535
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/185
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