GCA objects to disclosure of its tax info
New Delhi: The Gujarat Cricket Association headed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi has objected to the disclosure of tax exemptions enjoyed by it, prompting the Income Tax department to withhold the information.
The RTI query, aimed at finding the burden on exchequer incurred by cricket associations across the country, was forwarded by the Sports Ministry to I-T department which then forwarded it to various units across the country.
In reply question on tax exemption enjoyed by cricket associations registered with it, the Ahmedabad unit of the department said the GCA has objected to such disclosure.
"With regard to your query and the details sought therein, it is to inform you that, the sole cricketing body assessed to tax with this office is Gujarat Cricket Association. The said Association vide letter February 6, 2011 has raised its objection to any information being divulged under any Act including the RTI Act from its record," the department said in the reply to activist Subhash Agrawal.
In his appeal, Agrawal has objected to denial of information saying, "any objection from GCA is totally irrelevant in view of section 8(2) of RTI Act which clearly stipulates that a public-authority may allow access to information if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests."
In a case, the Central Information Commission is considering whether the BCCI gets enough indirect funding in the form of tax concession making it answerable under the Right to Information Act.
The Sports Ministry had also submitted before the CIC that the BCCI gets "substantial indirect funding" from the government in the form of revenue forego like "concessions in income tax, customs duty etc" and lands at concessional rates for stadiums.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- I eat beef, can somebody stop me?: Kiren Rijiju hits back at Naqvi
- Delhi: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4% in CBSE 12th Board exams
- MP: 14-year-old boy works as bonded labour since 2009
- UP: Man chops off wife's nose, hair for dowry
- Zee Media Exclusive: The plight of yoga expert Tejaswi Sharma
- Heat ave continues in India, death toll climbs to over 1,400
- Woman denied flat in Mumbai for being a Muslim
- 4 Indians in Forbes' 100 most powerful women list
- Megastar Amitabh Bachchan slapped with Rs 1 crore notice
- Gujjar stir: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail track, roads
- Kenyan lawyer offers to marry Barack Obama's daughter Malia
- Gujjar stir: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail track, roads- Part II
- Maggi likely to face ban in India!
- Salman Khan accident files burnt in Mantralaya fire
- AIB: The 'Third Gender's right to dignity'
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 to be announced today
- Check mahresult.nic.in for MSBSHSE Maharashtra Class 12 HSC Result 2015
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 (cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in) postponed?
- Maharashtra MSBSHSE HSC Result 2015 on mahresult.nic.in
- I was misquoted, says Kiren Rijiju on 'beef' remark
- First look: Salman Khan steals thunder in `Bajrangi Bhaijaan`
- Check cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 10 Result 2015
- mahresult.nic.in updated with MSBSHSE Maharashtra HSC Class XII Result 2015
- CBSE Class 10 (Class X Board) Result 2015 on cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in at 2 pm
- Manmohan Singh defends himself on 2G charge, slams Modi govt for 'carbon copy' schemes
- Sonia Gandhi 'unconstitutional authority' during UPA: PM Narendra Modi
- Hours after attacking NDA govt, Manmohan Singh meets PM Narendra Modi
- Reservation stir: Five percent job quota to Gujjars unlikely, hints Rajasthan govt
- PMO website revamped, now send e-mail to PM Modi directly
- Death toll climbs to over 1400 as intense heatwave continues in India