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SECTION 8 WHISTLE BLOWERS PROTECTION ACT 2014

What is the meaning Certain matters exempt from disclosure? Section 8 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

Certain matters exempt from disclosure is defined under Section 8 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 8 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014 "Certain matters exempt from disclosure"

(1) No person shall be required or be authorised by virtue of provisions contained in this Act to furnish any such information or answer any such question or produce any document or information or render any other assistance in the inquiry under this Act if such question or document or information is likely to prejudicially affect the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign State, public order, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence,-

 

(a) as might involve the disclosure of proceedings of the Cabinet of the Union Government or any Committee of the Cabinet;

(b) as might involve the disclosure of proceedings of the Cabinet of the State Government or any Committee of that Cabinet,

and for the purpose of this sub-section, a certificate issued by the Secretary to the Government of India or the Secretary to the State Government, as the case may be, or, any authority so authorised by the Central or State Government certifying that any information, answer or portion of a document is of the nature specified in clause (a) or clause (b), shall be binding and conclusive.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), no person shall be compelled for the purposes of inquiry under this Act to give any evidence or produce any document which he could not be compelled to give or produce in proceedings before a court.

Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

Short title, extent and commencement, What is the meaning Provisions of this Act not to apply to Special Protection Group? Section 1 and 2 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What are the Definitions? Section 3 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What is the Requirement of public interest disclosure? Section 4 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What are the Powers and functions of Competent Authority on receipt of public interest disclosure? Section 5 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What are the Matters not to be inquired by Competent Authority? Section 6 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What are the Powers of Competent Authority? Section 7 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What is the meaning Certain matters exempt from disclosure? Section 8 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What is the meaning of Superintendence of Competent Authority over appropriate machinery? Competent Authority to take assistance of police authorities, etc., in certain cases? Section 9, 10 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What are the Safeguards against victimisation? Section 11 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014

What is Protection of witnesses and other persons? What is Protection of identity of complainant? What is the Power to pass interim orders? Section 12, 13 and 14 of Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014


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