Lalit Modi reveals Dhoni's India Cements salary

Lalit Kumar Modi, the former IPL chairman, decided to ruffle up some feathers by sharing the salary break-up of M.S. Dhoni when he was appointed as the vice-president (marketing) of India Cements in 2012.

M.S. Dhoni, while playing for Chennai Super Kings, was offered the role of India Cements vice-president.   -  The Hindu

Lalit Kumar Modi, the former IPL chairman, decided to ruffle up some feathers by sharing the salary break-up of M.S. Dhoni when he was appointed as the vice-president (marketing) of India Cements in 2012, a company owned by former BCCI president and Chennai Super Kings owner N. Srinivasan.

In a photocopy of the appointment order posted on his Instagram page, Lalit Modi has questioned the rationale behind Dhoni being an employee of India Cements, or more specifically, under Srinivasan’s rolls, when he earned more than Rs. 100 crore a year from playing cricket and endorsing brands.

“It seems only in #india #contempt after contempt continues by the #old #guards of @bcci - How ? My best guess is #northblock. But most #puzzling is this #employment #contract of #MSD - WHY ? he earns 100's of crores a year will he #agree to be #SRINI'S #employee. bet there are many such contracts. (sic), ” he wrote in Instagram.

While Lalit Modi probably intended it to stir some trouble for Srinivasan and Dhoni, all it has managed to do, so far, is to pique the interest of the fans on Dhoni’s salary break-up when he was appointed as India Cements vice-president. 

Dhoni apparently was drawing a basic pay was Rs 43,000 per month (in 2012). He took home a fixed dearness allowance of Rs.21,970 per month, a special pay of Rs 20,000 and a special allowance of Rs 60,000 per month. The former India captain received a house rent allowance of Rs 20,400 with an additional HRA of around Rs. 8000.

Dhoni was eligible for reimbursement of electricity, water and cooking gas charges till the time he is posted in Chennai.

As such, neither Dhoni nor Srinivasan had ever denied that the former CSK skipper was offered the role of a vice-president of the Chennai-based company. It is unclear if Dhoni was still under the rolls of India Cements as the wicket-keeper batsman had reportedly volunteered to step down from his role after conflict of interest allegations were charged against him. There was no reference to Dhoni in the India Cements website.

On a disappointing note, the former India captain was offered only Rs. 175 per month for education or newspaper expenses. We can’t fathom why. 

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