The following is exempt from disclosure [S.8]
Only that part of the record which does not contain any information which is exempt from disclosure and which can reasonably be severed from any part that contains exempt information, may be provided. [S.10]
Central Intelligence and Security agencies specified in the Second Schedule like IB,R&AW, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, Directorate of Enforcement, Narcotics Control Bureau, Aviation Research Center, Special Frontier Force, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, NSG, Assam Rifles, Special Service Bureau, Special Branch (CID), Andaman and Nicobar, The Crime Branch-CID-CB, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Special Branch, Lakshadweep Police. Agencies specified by the State Governments through a Notification will also be excluded. The exclusion, however, is not absolute and these organizations have an obligation to provide information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations.Further, information relating to allegations of human rights valuations could be given but only with the approval of the Central or State Information Commission, as the case may be.[S.24)] exemptions listed above, a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests.