Friday, June 1, 2012

Sports Minister demands BCCI under RTI Act.

Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday reiterated his ministry's stand that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Addressing a press conference on exposure draft of the National Youth Policy 2012 here, Maken said his ministry had approached the Central Information Commission (CIC) with a request to include the BCCI under RTI. “Various State governments have given land (for construction of stadia) to the BCCI. Between 1996 and 2006, the BCCI has got tax exemption of Rs. 365 crore and that is all public money. “Besides, it is selecting the team as India. For all these reasons, it cannot call itself a private body,” said Maken.


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