Rule 130 of ‘Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules 2017’: Confidentiality of Information (Anti-Profiteering)
Provisions under Rule 130 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Confidentiality of Information (Anti-Profiteering)”, as per CGST (2nd Amendment) Rules 2017 notified by CBEC on 28 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017, are as under:
CGST Rule 130: Confidentiality of Information (Chapter-XV: Anti-Profiteering)
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (3) and (5) of rule 129 and sub-rule (2) of rule 133, the provisions of section 11 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), shall apply mutatis mutandis to the disclosure of any information which is provided on a confidential basis.
(2) The Director General of Safeguards may require the parties providing information on confidential basis to furnish non-confidential summary thereof and if, in the opinion of the party providing such information, the said information cannot be summarised, such party may submit to the Director General of Safeguards a statement of reasons as to why summarisation is not possible.