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Law panel may recommend bringing BCCI under RTI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Commission is weighing up the possibility to recommend bringing the Board of Control for in (BCCI) under the ambit of to allow people to seek information about the functioning of the sports body.

According to a 'working paper' of the panel circulated to its members, the gets a lot of grants, including exemptions, and offered subsidised rates to buy lands for stadia. The got exemptions worth of Rs 2,100 crore in a ten-year period ending 2007.

"The report has not yet been finalised and no final view has been taken, but the working paper mentions all the details including verdicts which suggest that the body should come under the ambit of the information law," a senior functionary of the panel said here.

In July, 2016, the Supreme had asked the commission to recommend whether the board can be brought under the Right to Information Act.

Before the members of the panel meet to take a final call on the issue, the commission will seek opinions of experts to help members firm up their views.

The working paper says that the can be termed as a 'public authority' under the existing legal framework.

Last year, the too had urged the (CoA) running the BCCI to bring the body under the Act.

The Act will have to be amended to bring the BCCI under its ambit.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 21:30 IST