A larger bench of the Central Information Commission (CIC) will decide on whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be a public authority under the RTI Act or not.
A single bench of the CIC had earlier said that the BCCI could not be covered under the RTI Act because it was an independent body not receiving funds from the government.
But, two fresh RTI appeals have brought the issue back into the CIC domain with the government expected to present new facts on how much indirect funding the board has received from the government. The CIC is expected to hear the case on October 4.
Maken for Bill
Pti adds from Sriperumbudur: Making it clear that he would not give up on the National Sports bill, sports minister Ajay Maken once again strongly pitched for it, saying the CWG scam would not have taken place had the legislation been passed earlier.