GCA TAKES BATTLE AGAINST RTI TO HIGH COURT: HEARING ON NOV 10

PANJIM: The Goa Cricket Association has moved the Bombay High Court challenging the order of the Goa State Information Commission which had ruled that the GCA comes under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.  The petition will come up for hearing before the vacation judge of the Bombay High Court at Goa Justice .N.A.Britto on November 10th at 11 am.
On a complaint filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues, the State Chief Information Commissioner Mr. Motilal Keny had on October 7th in a 23 page landmark order directed the Goa Cricket Information to furnish Adv. Rodrigues within 30 days the information sought by him on the fees paid by the GCA to its lawyer Mr. Subodh Kantak.
The State Chief Information Commissioner ruled that the government notification dated 8th July 2010 that all sports organizations and Sports Associations recognized by Sports Authority of Goa are covered under the RTI Act was binding on the Goa Cricket Association.
After Adv. Aires Rodrigues sought information from the Goa Cricket Association on the fees paid to their lawyer Mr. Subodh Kantak, the Goa Cricket Association which is headed by Goa’s former Law Minister Mr. Dayanand Narvekar took a stand that it does not come under the purview of the RTI Act.
The Goa Cricket Association claimed that the Right to Information Act was not applicable to it as it had not received any financial or other assistance from the Goa Government or the Sports Authority of Goa.
However Adv. Aires Rodrigues submitted documentary proof to the effect that the Goa Government had granted to the Goa Cricket Association on a 99 year lease land admeasuring 1,30,328 sq meters at Tivim for the construction of a cricket stadium at a nominal rent of Rs 50,000/- per year.
Adv. Rodrigues also submitted evidence that the Sports Authority of Goa had also given the Goa Cricket Association financial assistance of Rs 50 lakhs.
Adv Rodrigues submitted further evidence to the effect that the Sports Authority of Goa was also paying the salaries of cricket coaches given to the Goa Cricket Association.

4 comments:

Jack said...

Even if Goa Cricket association doesn't come under RTI what prevents him in disclosing the information unless he is trying to hide something. Or is he afraid of the skeletons falling out from his cupboard (tizori) ?

Uncle said...

Adv. Aires Rodrigues and others who fight for justice have to knock at the doors of Courts every now and then because there is no governance in Goa. Digambar is useless even to do the work of a peon in government office or to be a waitor at Cafe Bhonsle.

PissoPedru said...

What has the GCA to hide ?? Probably all the loot shuttled to Narvekars' pocket. Narvekar you have a bad history of losing when the people are against u. Remember the Molestation case, the Duler Chapel Cemetry, now u want to screw up Tivim.
Once again the people will have to put u in place.

Dalia said...

Why go hunting through RTI Act? Choke Rapist Narvenkar and all will come out. He knows it all.

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