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Can I file RTI to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ?

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posted Mar 21, 2019 by Sangeeta Gope

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Yes, you can file RTI to The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India.

As per the recent CIC order, The commission, the top appellate body in RTI matters, went through the law, orders of the Supreme Court, the Law Commission of India report, submissions of the Central Public Information Officer in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to conclude that the status, nature and functional characteristics of the BCCI fulfil required conditions of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act.Section 2(h) of the Act defines criteria under which a body can be declared as public authority under the RTI Act. The SC has also reaffirmed that the BCCI is the ‘approved’ national-level body holding virtually monopoly rights to organize cricketing events in the country, Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said in a 37-page long order. He directed the president, secretary and Committee of Administrators to designate deserving officers as central public information officers, central assistant public information officers and first appellate authorities as required under the law. Acharyulu also directed the BCCI to put in place, within 15 days, online and offline mechanisms to receive applications for information under the RTI Act.

Since, it comes under the ambit of section 2(h) of the RTI Act'2005, hence, you can file RTI to BCCI.

To further know the procedure to file RTI, you may visit the below mentioned link:

answer Mar 22, 2019 by Antra Bhattacharjee