Make policy for complimentary tickets public: CIC to OC

New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) The Central Information Commissionhas directed the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee todisclose the policy under which complimentary tickets and freepasses were distributed during the sporting extravaganza.

In response to an RTI query seeking details ofcomplimentary tickets distributed at the discretion ofChairman Suresh Kalmadi, the Organising Committee said nopasses were issued in such a manner and such distribution wasagainst the approved policy.

Activist Subhash Agrawal had also sought to know thenames of beneficiaries of the complimentary tickets. The OCwithout giving any details said the tickets were issuedagainst the "unsold policy" approved by the Board and no quotawas deferred.

While hearing Agrawal''s plea, Information Commissioner ML Sharma directed the OC to give all details of "the policyunder which distribution of complimentary tickets" wasapproved along with other relevant details.

Sharma also directed the OC to disclose all the documentsrelated to conduct of the games which are still held by it.

The OC had said the tickets were issued as complimentaryagainst unsold policy approved by the Board and distributed tothe Organising Committee stakeholders, federations, Defence,Delhi Government, volunteers, workforce.

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