Azharuddin appoints ombudsman; Decision may trigger controversy

Hyderabad(Hyd): Mohammed Azharuddin, President of the Hyderabad(Hyd) Cricket Association (HCA) appointed Justice Deepak Verma, previous Supreme Court judge as an ombudsman & an ethics official.

Within the appointment letter, it’s mentioned that Justice Verma must be made payment an honorarium of INR two lakh per mo & TA & DA for every check.

Apex Council gathering

HCA President allegedly stated that the appointment has been finalised within the Apex Council gathering.

Although, HCA secretary R Vijayanand stated the decisions should be sanctioned by this annual gen. body.

Lodha Committee reforms

The secretary pointed out the regulations according to the Lodha Committee reforms. He stated that ombudsman could be appointed in the Annual Gen. Gathering.  He also stated that the retired judge of the Supreme Court (or) a retired Chief Justice of a High Court could be appointed as ombudsman.

It seems that the appointment of ombudsman may trigger controversy.