Amitabh Choudhary refuses to sign appointment letter again

As per the directives of the Committee of Administrators, the BCCI secretary has to sign all appointments within a reasonable time not exceeding five days, failing which the CoA may ask the BCCI CEO to sign the appointment letters.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary has pointed out flaws in the recruitment process.   -  PTI

For the second time since March 1, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary has refused to sign the appointment letter of “General Manager, Marketing, Communications and Digital.”

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has cleared the appointment of Priya Gupta for the said post.

As per the directives of the CoA, the secretary has to sign all appointments within a reasonable time not exceeding five days, failing which the CoA may ask the BCCI CEO to sign the appointment letters.

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In his explanation to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Choudhary said: “So far as the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee on the subject are concerned, there would be a maximum of six managers to assist the CEO who would have expertise primarily in the streams of Operations, Finance, Technical, Compliance (legal), Human Resources and Media.”

He also said, “Clearly, the need for Marketing Manager in an institution like BCCI was not felt to be of primary concern by the Justice Lodha Committee.”

Amitabh Chaudhary's letter to Rahul Johri

Flaws in the recruitment process

Furthermore, Choudhary has pointed out flaws in the recruitment process; it has noted that no official from the BCCI has played a role in the process of recruitment and that observations on the matter has not been received from the other two office bearers, acting president C. K. Khanna and treasurer, Anirudh Chaudhry.

The acting secretary wants the matter to be presented before the forthcoming Annual General Meeting or in a Special General Meeting convened for the purpose.

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