Hockey India’s demand for an interim stay on the order of the Central Information Commission rejected


New Delhi : The Delhi High Court has refused to pass an interim order staying the order issued by the Central Information Commission for giving certain information against Hockey India. A bench of Justice Rekha Palli ordered the next hearing on January 20.

Hockey India has filed a petition seeking a stay on the order of the Central Information Commission dated 13 December 2021. Advocate Shyel Trehan, appearing for the petitioner, has said that the order of the Central Information Commission is arbitrary and completely illegal. It has been said in the petition that RTI activist Subhash Agarwal has sought information from Hockey India regarding the address of Hockey India, the salary of its employees and the monthly rent being paid by Hockey India.

Subhash Aggarwal has also sought details of Hockey India’s bank accounts located abroad and its transactions. In the petition, Hockey India has said that there is no public interest in this information. Hockey India’s annual accounts are published on its website.

The Central Government told the court during the hearing that the information sought by the Central Information Commission from Hockey India has been sought under the National Sports Code issued by the Central Government. During the hearing, the Central Government sought time to file the reply, after which the court directed to file the reply by January 20.