Jump to content
Atul Patankar

Madhya Pradesh: Differences crop up in MP's flying club over RTI issue

Recommended Posts

Atul Patankar

As reported at hindustantimes.com on December 10, 2010


Differences have cropped up among officials of the Madhya Pradesh Flying Club over whether it comes under the purview of the Right to Information Act of 2005 or not resulting in delay in getting information from the premier institute of the state.


Club member V K Gupta, who has sought information from it using the RTI route, said, "Since the MP Flying Club is taking grant from the state government and was allotted hangar at the airport, it definitely comes under the purview of the RTI Act."


"Besides, the Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Madhya Pradesh department has also issued directives to the club to provide information to applicants under the RTI Act," Gupta said.


However, club Secretary, Milind Mahajan said that as the MP Flying Club was being operated under guidelines of the director general of Civil Aviation (DGCA) anybody can obtain information about the club through DGCA only.


"We are not supposed to provide information directly to an applicant under the RTI at present," he said.


On the issue of the state government's directive to the club in this regard, he admitted that the club has indeed received a letter from the state's Civil Aviation Department directing it to provide information under RTI to the applicant on the ground that it has received grant from the government and, therefore, comes under the purview of the RTI Act.


Mahajan said that the club management is also pondering whether to accept the annual grant of Rs two lakh from the state government or not in this regard.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Similar Content

    • sidmis
      By sidmis
      BCCI not covered by RTI law
      Press Trust of India
      Friday, January 25, 2008 7:42 PM (New Delhi)
      Reported by NDTV.com: BCCI not covered by RTI law
      The country's apex cricket governing body BCCI could not be made accountable to provide information to citizens under the Right to Information law, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held.
      In a recent order, the CIC rejected a citizen's plea to seek from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) certain information about its affairs.
      Nagpur-based Anil Chintaman Khare in his RTI application had submitted that BCCI was registered under the Societies Registration Act and should be termed a "public authority" for the purposes of making it accountable under the transparency law.
      The BCCI, however, contested the applicant's claim stating that despite being registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, it was not constituted under the Constitution or any law made by the Parliament or any state legislature.
      Concurring with BCCI's stand, Information Commissioner Padma Balasubramanian said: "Registration under an Act is different from being established under it. Merely because BCCI is registered under the Societies Registration Act, does not bring it under the purview of RTI Act."
      In its arguments before the Commission, the BCCI had contended that it did not receive any funds, directly or indirectly, from the Centre and also did not have on its board any nominee from any government.
      The applicant said BCCI received a lot of tax benefits from the government and hence should be made answerable to the people of the country.
      The Commission came to its decision after finding that BCCI did not fall under any of the categories required to bring any public office under the RTI Act.
    • khanms73
      By khanms73
      I plan to file an RTI application with DGCA new delhi.
      Please let me know in whose favor should I prepare DD.
      Can I send IPO?


  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy