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    Re: RTI applicability to Apex sports association like IOA, BCCI , MBA ,BAI etc


    Dear Frieds,

    The decision of CIC of February 2008 in the case of Roller Skating Association of India is an eye opener.

    In fact, I am sure, this proves beyond doubt that RTI is applicable to National Sports federations for 2 reasons :

    1. Most of the federations/national associations are getting grants from Govt. of India to the tune of more than Rs. 25 lakhs as mentioned in CIC order.

    2, Evwen if the grant is less than Rs. 25 lakhs, the other clause is significant - i.e. does this grant amount to 75% or more of the total expenses in particular activiy.

    Still, I am also making another application to CIC sighting non-compliance by the PIO of Ministry of Sports and National Federation. It is suggested all other affected persons should also write, firstly to PIO for information and if failed, to sumit their application to CIC for directions. thanks



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    Re: RTI applicability to Apex sports association like IOA, BCCI , MBA ,BAI etc


    The decision of the CIC to declare IOA as a Public Authority has been challenged by IOA in Delhi High Court. The case is still pending.

    https://cic.gov.in/CIC-Orders/LS-20032009-13.pdf

    As the issue of whether Indian Olympics Association is a ‘public authority’ or not in terms of section 2 (h) of the RTI Act is pending before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court and the matter is yet to be decided, the complaint has no merit and is dismissed at this stage.
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    The matter regarding IOA being a PA has been now decided by the Delhi HC.

    The HC has ruled that IOA is indeed a PA under the RTI Act. Please read:

    https://www.rtiindia.org/forum/10635-...st-centre.html
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    IOA & Sports Federation covered under RTI act-2005



    Please inform whether Indian Olympic Association and Sports & Games Federation of India comes under the Right to Information Act-2005?

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    Dear Harish

    Please read this (full) thread and also see: https://www.rtiindia.org/forum/41947-...tml#post117568

    regards

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    Re: RTI applicability to Apex sports association like IOA, BCCI , MBA ,BAI etc


    As reported in littleabout.com on 05 April 2010:
    IOA not to take any financial help from the government

    IOA not to take any financial help from the government

    In a sudden decision which will have far reaching consequences, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided not to receive any financial help from the union government to maintain its "autonomy".

    IOA secretary general Randhir Singh, in a letter dated March 31st to Sports Secretary Sindhushree Khullar, said: "The autonomy of National Olympic Committee of India and the Indian Olympic Association is supreme. The IOA would like to desist from receiving any further financial support from the government from the financial year 2010-11."

    "We thank the government for their financial support to the Indian teams."

    The letter, which was circulated to media Monday, was sent to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports a day after it issued an order asking all national sports federations (NSFs) to immediately designate Central Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities as required by the RTI Act.

    IOA was reportedly unhappy with the ministry's interference in its day-to-day functioning.

    The government declared all NSFs receiving grant of Rs.10 lakh or more as a 'Public Authority' and under the RTI Act, 2005, after taking into consideration various issues, including the fact that the NSFs are doing a 'State' function of preparation of national teams.

    The Delhi High Court Jan 7 passed the order that IOA and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) come within the ambit of the RTI Act.
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    IOA wants no more financial assistance from government


    IOA wants no more financial assistance from government
    Olympic Committee Says It Wants To Protect Its Autonomy

    As reported by Biswajyoti Brahma in The Times of India, New Delhi 06 Apr 2010

    New Delhi: In the name of autonomy, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided not to take any financial help from the government of India from this financial year.

    In a letter to the sports ministry, dated March 31, IOA secretary general Randhir Singh has written: “The Indian Olympic Association would like to thank the Government of India for the financial support it has provided to the Indian team till now under the aegis of Indian Olympic Association.

    “The autonomy of National Olympic Committee of India — the Indian Olympic Association — is supreme. The IOA would like to desist from receiving any further financial support from the government from the financial year 2010-11.”

    This decision could have far-reaching consequences in Indian sport as some of the sports federations reacted by saying that they might also “desist from taking financial help from the government” in the future.

    Some IOA officials claimed that it was aimed at “maintaining the autonomy of the IOA as it would not be answerable to the sports ministry for its actions since it was not taking any financial help”.

    This has also led to speculation that it is an attempt by IOA to avoid coming under the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI) which the sports ministry has made mandatory for IOA and all the federations.

    Furthermore, if the IOA sticks to its stand and does not accept any financial aid from the government, it would have to spend from its own pocket to send the Indian contingent for events like Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

    “This is a welcome move. IOA has done it to save its autonomy,” said wrestling federation president GS Mander, who is also a vice-president of the IOA. “If IOA does not take money, the ministry can’t set any conditions or preconditions for its actions.”

    Harish Sharma, an IOA joint secretary and secretary of Basketball Federation of India, said: “The time has come for IOA as well as the federations to stop depending on the government for financial aid. It’s too early to say whether the federations would be going the same way, but I think they should raise their own funds through sponsorships while letting the government concentrate on infrastructure.”

    Another senior official of a federation and an executive member in IOA said that since IOA has taken the plunge, other sports bodies would follow suit. “IOA is like the head of the family. If it has taken this step, the federations will follow it,” he said. “This has been done to ensure that there’s no interference from the ministry.”

    Meanwhile, ministry sources said that though the government can’t force anybody to receive assistance but “they still would have to be accountable.”

    According to data on the ministry’s website, the IOA received Rs 28.53 lakh as grant in 2005-06, Rs 538.10 lakh in 2006-07, Rs 244.28 lakh in 2007-08 and Rs 238.96 lakh in 2008-09. IOA sources revealed that IOA does not require financial assistance from the government since it was well-funded by the International Olympic Committee.

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    Re: RTI applicability to Apex sports association like IOA, BCCI , MBA ,BAI etc


    If an organisation represents the people of India, in a sports event, why should it shy away from replying queries by the people of India?

    Does their quest for independence extend to stop using the India Tricolor during the events? If their is a parliament question about working of these organisations, do they raise this flag of independence?

    They are trying to walk ofut of 'Substantially financed' condition. But are these not "established, constituted, owned, controlled " by appropriate governments?

    These are certainly not private players like owners of IPL Teams, are they?

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