Goa Olympic Association to fund anti-RTI Act campaign


 The Goa Olympic Association (GOA) will collect funds from its affiliates to fund a campaign that will keep state associations out of the Right to Information (RTI) Act ambit.

The Goa Table Tennis Association sought funds from the GOA during its general body meeting on Thursday to file a court case and then bring it to its logical conclusion.

"The table tennis association will file the legal application and all member associations will contribute towards the (legal) expenses. In my personal capacity as president of the Goa Judo Association I feel associations must come under RTI but as GOA secretary I have to listen to what the associations want," said GOA secretary Gurudatta Bhakta after the meeting in the city chaired by GOA president and North Goa member of parliament (MP) Shripad Naik.

The Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) has vide its gazette included all sports associations under the RTI Act. [TOI]