CWG sponsorship deals are confidential: OC

According to the RTI response, the OC is yet to decide on complimentary passes to CWG events

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Danish Raza | September 15, 2010



The Organising Committee (OC) has refused to disclose the details of sponsorship deals it has signed with various companies for the Commonwealth Games 2010. OC has cited ‘confidentiality’ as the reason for this.
Last month, Delhi based RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal had filed RTI application with the OC. Among other things, the applicant sought details of sponsorships finalized, withdrawn and re-finalised by the OC.
In response to this query, the Public Information Officer said that it would not be possible to share the revenue figures of the sponsorship deals as we are bound by the confidentiality in the contracts.
“Section 8 of the RTI Act clearly mentions that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person. When the OC cannot deny these details to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, how can they deny it to the public,” said Agrawal.
The OC’s reponse to the RTI application has also revealed that it is still deliberating on policies regarding complimentary passes to various sporting events.
“It is still under consideration,” was the reply regarding the query seeking details of complementary passes.
According to the reply, the total anticipated sale from tickets for various events of Commonwealth Games is Rs 100 crore.
 

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