Chandigarh: The Punjab State Information Commission (SIC) has held that Punjab Cricket Association would be considered a 'Public Authority' under various sections of the RTI Act.
S S Channy, Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab, said here today the Commission in a complaint case filed in 2007 had held the PCA to be a Public Authority within the definition of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act in an order dated August 19, 2008.
Channy, according to an official release, said the order was challenged by the Association in a writ petition.
The writ petition was dismissed by a single judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a judgment dated May 9, 2011.
The same year the PCA filed a LPA (appeal), he said.
"The appeal was decided by the high court on December 12, 2013 wherein it set aside the orders of the State Information Commission and the single judge of the high court.
The matter was remanded back to the SIC for fresh decision," he said.
Channy said the full bench of the State Information Commission has now held that the "PCA squarely fits into the parameters set forth in the judgment of the Supreme Court to qualify within the definition of a Public Authority under Section 2(h) (d) (i) of the RTI Act."
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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2016 22:21:57 IST