BCCI appoints Katju to head legal panel to help implement Lodha report

Posted on:04 Aug 2016 09:28:14

BCCI appoints Katju to head legal panel to help implement Lodha report
04 August 2016 Current Affairs GK: The BCCI appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a four-member legal panel to help the Board understand the implications of the Justice Lodha Committee reforms, which have been made mandatory by the apex court.

The BCCI decided to make Katju the "single point interface" for the Board to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide.

Apart from Katju, another legal luminary in the panel will be Abhinav Mukherjee. Justice Katju has been a judge in the Supreme Court from 2006 to 2011 apart from being the chairman of Press Council of India.

He was also a former chief justice of Delhi High Court, Madras High Court and acting chief justice of Allahabad High Court.

The BCCI wanted a legal luminary who could help us in understanding the implications also put forward our viewpoint in legal language to the esteemed panel. That is the reason, BCCI requested Justice Katju to head the panel.

Lodha Committee reforms have been made binding and the committee is expected to help BCCI in implementing the reforms in the next six months.

This panel will be a single point interface for the BCCI to interact with the Justice Lodha Committee as well advise and guide the BCCI.

The legal committee is expected to meet for the first time on August 4 and apprise the senior BCCI officials on the issue after which the Special General Meeting will be held on August 5 in New Delhi.

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