Make efforts to look into issues raised by Ramachandra Guha: CIC to BCCI
The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Friday urged the Committee of Administrators (COA) running the Board of Control form Cricket in India (BCCI) to “immediately initiate efforts” to look into the issues raised by historian Ramachandra Guha in his resignation letter.
The CIC also made it clear that the BCCI is a National Sports Federation (NSF) but stopped short of declaring it a public authority under the RTI Act. The observations of the CIC came while hearing the case of an RTI applicant who had sought to know from the Union Sports Ministry the provisions under which the Board of Control for Cricket in India, registered under Tamil Nadu Society Act, selects the Indian team for international events.
Applicant Om Prakash Kashiram did not get a satisfactory response from the ministry after which he approached the Commission with his appeal.
“This CoA has taken charge with immediate effect started liaising with BCCI’s chief executive officer Rahul Johri, who is in-charge of the daily administration of the board. This means the Union of India has taken over the administration of BCCI through the Supreme Court’s appointed committee, hence the BCCI, its CoA already became public authority and answerable,” Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.
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