Reserve Bank of India Act,1934
Section 45 E. Disclosure of information prohibited
(1) Any credit information contained in any statement submitted by a banking company under section 45C or furnished by the bank to any banking company under section 45D, shall be treated as confidential and shall not, except for the purposes of this chapter, be published or otherwise disclosed.
(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to-
(a) The disclosure by any banking company, with the previous permission of the Bank, of any information furnished to the Bank under section 45C;
(b) The publication by the Bank, if it considers necessary in the public interest so to do, of any information collected by it under section 45C, in such consolidated form as it may think fit without disclosing the name of any banking company or its borrowers;
(c) The disclosure or publication by the banking company or by the bank of any credit information to any other banking company or in accordance with the practice and usage customary among bankers or as permitted or required under any other law:
1[(d) the disclosures of any credit information under the Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act,2005.]
PROVIDED that any credit information received by a banking company under this clause shall not be published except in accordance with the practice and usage customary among bankers or as permitted or required under any other law.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, no court, tribunal or other authority shall compel the Bank or any banking company to produce or to give inspection of any statement submitted by that banking company under section 45C or to disclose any credit information furnished by the Bank to that banking company under section 45D.
1. Clause (d) Inserted by Act No. 30 of 2005 w.e.f. 23-6-2005.