DDCA rejects 77 good governance items, vote for 'proxy'
New Delhi: The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) members have rejected a whopping 77 out of 103 clauses on good corporate governance including the one on abolition of the controversial 'proxy votes'.
In what can be called as complete defiance and lack of understanding of the Lodha Committee reforms, the DDCA members during a secret ballot system at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) on September 15, also rejected administrator Justice (Retd) Vikramajit Sen's proposed amendments as per changes in company law.
Sen stated that there were only only 26 items that found favour with the members while 77 including abolition of proxy voting system, which the 3/4th voted against.
Proxy voting system as per company law allows a candidate contesting in the DDCA election to collect signatures of his voters, who need not be physically present during voting. Many top officials including a few who are running the show in BCCI have allegedly used and abused the proxy system to their advantage.
The abolition of proxy system was item no 96 on the agenda which the members rejected. Interestingly, points 94, 95, 97 and 98 have been accepted for amendment. These are points pertaining to appointment of Ombudsman and also certain clauses related to election process.