The board got a stay order from Madras High court, in May, on the grounds that it is a private body
Chennai: BCCI’s Committee of Administration (CoA) head Vinod Rai says that Central Information Commission’s (CIC) verdict to bring BCCI under Right to Information (RTI) cannot be implemented, as it is not a government body.
The CIC, on Monday, passed the judgment to bring the board under RTI Act, since it is answerable to the people. CIC asked the body to set up an online and offline platform, within 15 days, to receive RTI applications.
The match begins tomorrow but the bigger test for the BCCI will be to handle the tricky RTI matter. Openness is good, the systems could strengthen Indian cricket but, as with all organisations, it must allow for confidentiality in sensitive matters.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 3, 2018
PTs: I learn CIC has ruled that RTI is applicable to BCCI. If true I will file RTIs against DDCA and then a PIL.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) October 1, 2018
The board is resisting the implementation with the stay order from the Madras high court, issued in May. Rai added, “We have already approached the Madras High Court regarding the issue in May. We have specifically told in our response that the CIC plea cannot be implemented as the matter is subjudice.”