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BCCI to pay CoA chief Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji a hefty amount for their services

Both Vikram Limaye and Ramchandra Guha who left the committee midway will get paid for the respective duration of their serving period.

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Vinod Rai
Vinod Rai. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) was formed almost three years ago when monopoly hit hard to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Many of the BCCI administrators were found guilty in various kind of frauds related to money issues.

Hence, the Supreme Court introduced a Committee of Administrators to run the Indian cricket until a new transparent BCCI body is formed. When CoA was officially formed on 30th January 2017, there were four core members in that panel namely Vinod Rai, Ramachandra Guha, Vikaram Limaye and Diana Edulji.

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Recently, the Supreme Court announced that within the next two days, both Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji should be paid Rs 3.62 crore for their continuous services towards CoA. This is a sweet reward for both the members for running the BCCI administration as well as implementing the Lodha Panel’s proposals.

The per-month salary of the CoA members is as follows: Rs 10 lac per month from February to December 2017, Rs 11 lac for the whole 2018 and Rs 12 lac per month from the start of the year to October in 2019. Ravi Thodge, who joined the CoA in February this year, will get paid from thereon. Both Vikram Limaye and Ramchandra Guha who left the committee midway will get paid for the respective duration of their serving period.

BCCI to beat all costs and expenses

Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao passed the proposal for the remuneration of the CoA on Tuesday. “The BCCI shall bear all costs and expenses that have been incurred by the CoA and the Electoral Officers including costs towards legal representations in the present proceedings or any other proceedings that have been or may be initiated against them with regard to discharge of their functions as a Committee of Administrators and Electoral Officers respectively,” the order read according to India today.

Remuneration of the CoA shall be paid within 48 hours towards discharge of their duties as follows:

– Remuneration of INR 10 lakhs (Indian Rupees Ten Lakh only) per month for the year 2017.

– Remuneration of INR 11 lakhs per month for the year 2018.

– Remuneration of INR 12 lakhs per month for the year 2019.

– Travel for BCCI related purposes to be arranged by BCCI viz., (i) Business class for Air Travel; (ii) AC first class for train travel; and (iii) Air Conditioned Vehicle for local transport.

– Accommodation in case of an overnight stay at outstation locations to be arranged by BCCI at BCCI contracted hotels.

– Any other expenses to be reimbursed at actuals.

– Sitting fee for ICC/ACC meetings as provided by ICC and/or ACC.

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