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Law Commission asked Govt. to bring BCCI under RTI Act

The Law Commission headed by Justice BS Chauhan on Wednesday asked the central government to bring Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with its other cricketing associations under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Law Commission said, “When all other national sport federations are covered under RTI Act, why not BCCI”.

The Law Ministry submitted a report according to which BCCI should be classified as ‘state’ under the Article 12 of the Constitution.

If the government will accept the recommendations suggested by the Law Commission, then the BCCI would be considered as a public body or an organisation under the RTI Act and anyone has the right to file the PILs in the Supreme Court or High Court questioning the players selection on the national, state or zonal level.

The PILs filed against the BCCI would also make them answerable for all the agreement signed with the other cricket playing nations or the International Cricket Council.

The law commission on Tuesday has informed Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad that, “BCCI exercises state-like powers affecting the fundamental rights of the stakeholders and that the board has taken a flight under the radar of public scrutiny”.

 

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