Press Esc to close
Tuesday 28 April 2015
News updated at 10:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

KIC rules KSCA is a public body

Bangalore, Dec 21, 2012 (PTI):
 Chinnaswamy Stadium. DH photo

Karnataka Information Commission today ruled that Karnataka State Cricket Association is a "public authority" and should appoint a public information officer and an appellate Authority within 15 days.

State Information Commissioner Dr Shekhar D Sajjanar passed the order on an application by RTI activist S Umpathy, who had sought to know if KSCA is a public authority or not.

Umpathy filed the application before KIC after KSCA declined to provide him information on issues he sought on November 30, 2011, stating that the one of the richest sports bodies is not covered under the RTI act.

KSCA maintained it neither gets funds from the state or central governments and is supported financially by BCCI. The Association also stated that it is registered under the Societies Registration Act. Umapathy later filed an application before the KCI.

The Commissioner said it holds KSCA as a public authority under Section 2(h)(d)ii) of the RTI act. The KSCA pays Rs 19,000 as annual rent to the state government for land leased to it on which it has constructed the stadium with a capacity for about 40,000 spectators.

Besides KSCA has a club house and other facilities. Some months ago, the Public Works Department wrote to the government that the monthly rent that could be charged to KSCA was Rs 6.55 crore.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

People who went for vacation, after being rescued from eathquake-hit Nepal, in Ahmedabad on Monday

People who went for vacation, after being rescued from eathquake-hit Nepal, in Ahmedabad on Monday

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi performs during Sri Krishna Mahostav in Mathura on Sunday night...

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi performs during Sri Krishna Mahostav in Mathura on Sunday night...

A boat sails through Dal Lake as heavy rains lashes in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo

A boat sails through Dal Lake as heavy rains lashes in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo

Locals remove debris and try to clear the road after a portion of an old building collapsed, in...

Locals remove debris and try to clear the road after a portion of an old building collapsed, in...

INS Tharangini, the first Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy is undertaking Lokayan-15 from...

INS Tharangini, the first Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy is undertaking Lokayan-15 from...

A tourist enjoys snowfall in Tezpur on Monday. PTI Photo

A tourist enjoys snowfall in Tezpur on Monday. PTI Photo

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523