Hockey India's Batra files RTI against officials of SAI, Sports Ministry

New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra today filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson.

The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today was reportedly not cleared by the government.

In the Right To Information petition, Batra sought information on the cost incurred by both Sharan and Thomson on domestic and international tours from the time of joining the sports ministry and SAI till date.

"Thank you very much for not sanctioning the junior women camp in Bhopal which was to start from today i.e. 19 August, 2014, and thank you also for your unsportsman like behaviour and ruining the women development programme of hockey in India,"

Batra said in a statement. HI had asked for permission from the SAI on July 3 for the Aug 19-Sep 30 camp in Bhopal. Batra also wanted Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to intervene.

"Hon'ble Minister Sir, we Hockey India request for your kind intervention, it is becoming difficult to work with officers in your ministry who are more of spoilers then listeners.

"Sir, with your intervention we want fairness amongst your senior officer's in ministry and SAI for build up of hockey and other sports for winning medals in coming years, is not hampered by few egoistic individuals. Hope for your favourable consideration," said Batra.

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