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Sports bodies receiving 10 lakh and above to come under RTI

PTI 06 Aug 2014, 21:58:21 PM IST
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New Delhi: The government of India has declared today that all sports bodies receiving a grant of Rupees 10 lakh or more annually will come under the purview of Right to Information (RTI) act.


"Government has declared all National Sports Federations (NSFs) receiving grant of Rs.10 lakh or more in a year as Public Authorities under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information (RTI), Act 2005," said a Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry release.

"Further, as per the provisions under Section 4(2) of the RTI Act, 2005 it has been made incumbent upon all the public authorities to suo-moto disclose information on the various activities carried out by them. This is the requirement of good governance and transparency in sports bodies," the release added.

The government has also directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the NSFs to place a detailed information of all their `spendings` and regulations on their respective websites by August 20.

Complete details of officials, who were sent to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by IOA/NSFs along with the amount paid such as air fare, boarding and lodging, local transportation, daily allowance etc has to be shared on the website.

List of players (along with support personnel) who actually participated in the CWG will also be needed.

Further, the IOA and NSFs have been asked to post all the detailed information on their website with regard to all international events to be held in India and abroad.

From the details of coaching camps organised to the list of participants, support staff and coaches, the selection criteria of such events and the performance criteria which formed the basis of selection will all be required to be listed on the website as per the new government guidelines.