If the information contained in the record can be separately provided (not containing the exempted information), then the public authority should give you the information in response to your request. For example, details regarding vendors for the purchase of defence equipment can be provided separately from details regarding the defence equipment being deployed during a conflict.
In such a case, the PIO has to give you a notice containing the following details:
- Fact that only a portion of the records you asked for is being provided (the exempted information has been removed from the record)
- Reasons for why this decision was made
- Name and designation of the person who gave the decision
- Details of fees to be paid and
- Your right to review this decision (including details of the appellate authorities/ officers and fees to be paid).
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