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Bring BCCI under RTI Act
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Dear Editor,

It refers to Justice Santosh Hegde clearing the air on his Supreme Court judgment in the matter of Zee Telefilms whereby now-retired judge has cleared that Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has been misinterpreting and misusing his judgment for claiming itself from outside purview of RTI Act. He has rightly analyzed that the way BCCI is misusing his judgment, then ‘Reservation’ will also have to be applied in cricket-affairs! He has rightly interpreted that organizations like BCCI are contributed by millions by watching, therefore everyone has a right to ask for transparency and accountability. As such RTI Act must apply to the BCCI especially when there were large-scale malpractices in BCCI which has become a fiefdom for a few people, politicians and bureaucrats. It will be most appropriate if Justice Santosh Hegde appears before full-bench of CIC hearing petition to make BCCI accountable under RTI Act on 25-26th July 2013 in New Delhi.

Using word ‘India’ or ‘Indian’ for cricket-team selected by BCCI itself is enough to bring it under purview of RTI Act. Money minted by BCCI or IPL is national money generated out of public-craze for cricket, and this money should be used for public-welfare schemes rather than distributing like freebies to cricketers for their instant show in selected matches/tournaments. Accumulation of wealth in a selected category like of cricketers is not proper in a country where farmers are committing suicides. BCCI and IPL should be taken as autonomous public-sector companies accountable to Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, and answerable under RTI Act. Like private-hospitals cut a large chunk of doctors’ fees for their visits to hospitals, Union Sports Ministry with a control on IPL and BCCI as autonomous public-sector companies, should deduct at least 60-percent of auction-money from cricketers’ accounts.

If governments can intervene in administrative control of religious shrines like Tirupati and Vaishnodevi because of their huge income from public money out of devotion, there is no reason that Union and state governments may have likewise control on affairs of BCCI and state cricket-associations where money is coming only because Indians take cricket as religion.

—Madhu Agrawal,

1775 Kucha Lattushah

Dariba Delhi.

News Updated at : Friday, July 26, 2013
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