| Kolkata |Printed: July 9, 2020 8:46:02 am
The CAG says by no means they’re requesting for a recall or evaluation of the principal judgement and solely praying for a “restricted reduction”. (Representational)
The Comptroller and Auditor Normal of India (CAG) has filed an software earlier than the Supreme Courtroom in search of recusal of its nominee from the administration place within the BCCI’s Apex Council and the IPL Governing Council. The CAG nominee has been made a part of the BCCI’s apex physique following the 2016 Supreme Courtroom order primarily based on the Justice RM Lodha Committee suggestions. The apex courtroom had made the CAG consultant part of the omnipotent committee to deliver “monetary and audit expertise” and “unbiased voices” to the BCCI.
In its plea filed on July 4, the CAG has stated that it’s a ‘Supreme Audit Establishment of the Nation’ and the “auditor of final resort” which is named to “undertake a particular audit” if there’s a dispute. It additional provides that it’s nominee “isn’t serving the targets of the Justice Lodha Committee in addition to this Hon’ble Courtroom by being a part of the administration choices”.
The CAG says by no means they’re requesting for a recall or evaluation of the principal judgement and solely praying for a “restricted reduction”.
On the day the CAG filed the applying, its nominee within the BCCI, Alka Rehani Bharadwaj, had raised a purple flag over the presence of BCCI secretary Jay Shah at a gathering of the Apex Council scheduled for July 17. Shah has accomplished his time period as secretary, however a BCCI petition in search of extension of the phrases of office-bearers is pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
Pointing to the clause concerning a cooling-off interval within the BCCI structure, she requested for the reconstitution of the apex physique. Bharadwaj had stated that the joint secretary “could be presumably officiating as secretary after the holiday of secretary BCCI publish”. A textual content message to Bharadwaj inquiring if she was conscious concerning the CAG software within the Supreme Courtroom went unanswered.
The CAG software has identified that its nominee is only a member within the Apex Council, whereas the elected office-bearers (5) type the bulk. “It’s related to submit that the CAG’s nominee within the Apex Council is simply one of many 9 members, and one of many seven members within the IPL Governing Council, and is subsequently occasion to choices, whether or not or not she/he’s in settlement with these choices.” the applying acknowledged.
The CAG has additionally written concerning the “excessive sensible difficulties”, saying that “overloading” can “distract” its nominees within the BCCI and state associations from their “core” functioning. The courtroom has been requested that the CAG “could also be thought of for intervention within the affairs of the BCCI/State Cricket Associations just for the aim of audit…”
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