BCCI a public body: Sports Ministry
New Delhi: In a huge set-back to Sharad Pawar and other political heavy-weights such as BJP`s Arun Jaitley, the Union Sports Ministry has recognized the Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) as a public authority.
The BCCI had earlier gone to court on several occasions to claim that it was a private body/trust to claim several exemptions including huge tax benefits.
Interestingly, in its battle with the Union government, the BCCI was represented by Union Minister Kapil Sibal`s son.
Now Ajay Maken has taken a clear stand in view of a RTI petition filed and ordered the BCCI to answer the queries.