Mohd Azharuddin. (TOI Photograph)
HYDERABAD: The executive tug of conflict within the Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation (HCA) continues. In a contentious transfer, secretary R Vijayanand, on Thursday morning named M Narayana as Officer on Particular Obligation (OSD) to ombudsman Justice (retd) Nisar Ahmed Kukur and ethics officer Justice (retd) T Meena Kumar. President Mohd Azharuddin referred to as the appointment ‘unlawful and in critical violation of the principles and procedures laid down by the Lodha reforms and accredited by the Supreme Court docket‘.
“He (Narayana) shall be accessible throughout workplace hours and all complaints shall be obtained by him and the identical shall be referred to the Ombudsman and Ethics Officer relying on the case,” reads a communication from the secretary to the HCA members.
The appointment of ombudsman and ethics officer has been a bone of rivalry with two teams naming totally different judges for the place. Not too long ago, it was said within the Ranga Reddy court docket that “the Ombudsman and the Ethics Officers hadn’t taken cost.”
HCA has additionally sought a clarification of the excessive court docket judgment by submitting a Particular Go away Petition (SLP) within the Supreme court docket, which is pending for itemizing. “When the officers have not nonetheless taken cost, what was the need of appointing an OSD for them,” questioned a membership secretary.
Hitting out the secretary, Azharuddin gave three the reason why the appointment was not in response to the rule guide.
1. Underneath rule 19 (2) & rule 24 (13), the facility to put pointers and handle day after day affairs of the affiliation is the operate of the CEO. The secretary can not assume the powers of the CEO and subsequently the order is in violation of the principles.
2. The AGM convened on April 11 ratified the appointment of Justice (retd) Deepak Verma as Ombudsman as required below Rule 8(3)(f). Every other title that’s being projected because the Ombudsman is prohibited and opposite to guidelines.
3. 5 members of the Apex Council, together with the secretary, are dealing with an inquiry by the Ombudsman below Rule 41 (1) (b) of the HCA structure.
“I’ve been combating a battle because the final 18 months to forestall illegality within the functioning of the HCA as I imagine it’s my accountability to revive a clear administration within the physique. The clean-up ought to begin from inside and from the highest of the construction and to do that I want the help of every of my fellow brothers. I request you all to disregard the unlawful communication of the secretary,” Azharuddin wrote to the membership secretaries.