The Union Sports Ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association and the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games (OCCG) to immediately designate their Central Public Information officers and Appellate Authorities as per Section 5 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

In pursuance to the January 7 order of the Delhi High Court, which declared both the IOA and OCCG as authorities coming under the RTI Act, the Ministry has asked both the organisations to fulfil various obligations of being public authorities.

Under this, they must maintain all their records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner to facilitate the right to information and suo moto disclosure/publishing of information, according to the Ministry.

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