2A. Conditions in the printout.—
1[2A. Conditions in the printout.—A printout of entry or a copy of printout referred to in sub-section (8) of section 2 shall be accompanied by the following, namely:—
(a) a certificate to the effect that it is a printout of such entry or a copy of such printout by the principal accountant or branch manager; and
(b) a certificate by a person in-charge of computer system containing a brief description of the computer system and the particulars of—
(A) the safeguards adopted by the system to ensure that data is entered or any other operation performed only by authorised persons;
(B) the safeguards adopted to prevent and detect unauthorised change of data;
(C) the safeguards available to retrieve data that is lost due to systemic failure or any other reasons;
(D) the manner in which data is transferred from the system to removable media like floppies, discs, tapes or other electro-magnetic data storage devices;
(E) the mode of verification in order to ensure that data has been accurately transferred to such removable media;
(F) the mode of identification of such data storage devices;
(G) the arrangements for the storage and custody of such storage devices;
(H) the safeguards to prevent and detect any tampering with the system; and
(I) any other factor which will vouch for the integrity and accuracy of the system.
(c) a further certificate from the person in-charge of the computer system to the effect that to the best of his knowledge and belief, such computer system operated properly at the material time, he was provided with all the relevant data and the printout in question represents correctly, or is appropriately derived from, the relevant data.]
1. Ins. by Act 21 of 2000, sec. 93 and Sch. III (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).