The RTI Act was enacted to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, but
subject to the provisions of Sections 8 and 9 of the RTI Act only.In the case of providing information ,“information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information". Section 8 (2) of the RTI Act states, “Notwithstanding anything in the Official Secrets Act, 1923 nor any of the exemptions permissible in accordance with sub-section (1), a public authority may allow access to information, if public interests in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests”.
in Mr. Jayantilal N. Mistry Vs CPIO & Chief General Manager, RBI, Urban Banks Department the decisons rendered by the CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION is that even if the information sought was exempted under Section 8(1)(a) or (e) of the RTI Act,-as claimed by the Respondent,- Section 8(2) of the RTI Act would mandate disclosure of the information. The Full bench had also concluded that there was a public interest in disclosure.