Notwithstanding the conceited claims of central government regarding fully powered RTI Act and its implementaton in the country that does not work on so-called private autonoumus body “BCCI” which enjoying privileges and breaking laws while strongly resisting any accountability and responsibility towards the Government of India (GoI) or the people. This makes it look like being above the law of the land. Despite being a private body having no government affilation, BCCI calls its selected team as “Team India” and refuses to come under the purview of the RTI Act while various National Sports Federations (NSFs) has given recognition by the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports are in its purview. These NSFs have been assigned the primary responsibility of development of specific sports. However, the department gives recognition to one NSF in every sport. For the year 2011, it granted recogniton to 43 NSFs. Cricket is not in this list and BCCI is not among one of these recognized NSFs.
Strikingly, BCCI itself strongly insists that it is a private autonomous body has no control and affilation with government and it also insists that it has never applied for being recognized as NSF. Even then, BCCI is using all the privileges and benefits of being the De-Facto NSF for cricket and it sends nominations for the various government sports awards like the Dronacharya Award, Arjun Award and others awards. Government Rule is that only NSFs can make and later scrutinize such nominations. Now, BCCI is using the word “India” at the end of its name on record and this is a prima facie against section 3 of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950. Similar Rule 9 of the Rules and Regulation of BCCI says that it has the power to frame cricketing rules for the entire nation depite having no such legal authority.
It witnessed that various Cricket frauds had been surfaced in the country and the State of Jammu and Kashmir is one of them, which also surfaced with multicrore-rupee fraud in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association that disclosed by the principal opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of the state. The MLA’s of PDP raised this question during the question in the state legislative assembly and demanded CBI probe and lodging of FIR against the JKCA top bearers. After being surfaced the scam in the state of Jammu and Kashmir it finallyyielding to the pressure from the executive body in the wake of multi-crore scam, president Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association Dr. Farooq Abdullah announced sacking of its chairman Mohammad Aslam Goni and assured that fresh elections of JKCA will be held soon. Meanwhile, Dr. Farooq Abdullah was compelled to show his action against the bearers of JKCA before a team of BCCI auditors arrived in Srinagar to investigate the alleged bungling and embezzlement of the BCCI grants by office bearers of JKCA. Dr. Abdullah, who was under fire from the opposition in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the fraud also compelled to make statement publically that police are investigating the matter and auditors are on the job.
How one can pray to the Supreme Court and state level High courts to direct that the department of Sports asked BCCI to become a recognized NSF and if BCCI does not agree, then the department strips of any De-Facto recognition and appoints some other Cricket association as NSF as per the prevailling Rules so as to end anomaly.
Untill and unless the Central government is not taken BCCI under RTI Act, these bungling and embezzlement and scams in state level cricket associations in the country would be surfaced and no one is control on it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>