Should BCCI Come Under RTI Act?

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 12:58 Hrs   |    34 Comments
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Bangalore: In an era of utmost openness and transparency where even the deeds of judiciary is demanded to be under the public eye, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), termed just a private club consortium, is fighting tooth and nail to prevent bringing it under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act.

BCCI under RTI act


BCCI as well as most other sporting federations in India are relieved as the cabinet rejected the National Sports Development Bill. Aiming transparency and efficiency in running the sports federations in India, the bill was drafted after the gross corruption scandals broke out during the Commonwealth Games last year. However, the sports control bill presented by Sports Minister Ajay Maken was rejected by the cabinet and asked the minister to redraft the bill before it will be put before parliament. The cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reportedly was not unanimous on many of its provisions and media reports quotes the PM as saying "The bill is good intentioned, but needs to be reworked to address objections."

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