Friday, October 8, 2010

GCA comes under RTI Act, rules GSCIC

GCA comes under RTI Act, rules GSCIC

TNN, Oct 8, 2010, 05.44 am IST

PANAJI: The Goa State Chief Information Commissioner (GSCIC) has ruled that the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) does come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act and has asked the GCA to furnish information sought by social activist Aires Rodrigues within 30 days.

Rodrigues had complained to the GSCIS against the GCA for its refusal to furnish information sought under the RTI Act after the cricketing body refused to furnish him information claiming that it did not come under the purview of the RTI Act as it had not received any financial or other assistance from the Goa government or the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG).

However, Rodrigues submitted documentary proof to the effect that the Goa government had granted a 99-year lease to GCA of land admeasuring 1,30,328 sq m at Tivim for the construction of a cricket stadium at a nominal rent of Rs 50,000 per year.

He also submitted evidence that SAG had granted GCA financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh in 2000.

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The RTI Act was passed by the Lok Sabha (Lower House) on 11 May 2005, by the Raj Sabha (Upper House) on 12 May 2005 and received Presidential assent on 15 June 2005. Parts of the Act came into force upon Presidential assent, but the Act came fully into force on 12 October 2005, 120 days after Presidential assent.

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