27 September, 2020

‘$570 Million Is Only A Mirage’

Former CAG and now the head of the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai talks about his plans to reform the BCCI...

Photograph by Jitender Gupta
‘$570 Million Is Only A Mirage’

As Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (2008-2013), Vinod Rai oversaw major audits like that of 2G Spectrum allocation, coal mines allocation and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Now, as head of the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), he is trying to reform the BCCI as per the Lodha Committee recommendations. Rai spoke to Qaiser Mohammad Ali.

What made you agree to the Supreme Court’s offer to head the CoA?

When SC makes a request you have no option, but to accept it with due humility because it is a matter of privilege for a person to be picked up by the Supreme Court.

After working with the BCCI for a few months, would you say it is the most challenging task that you have undertaken in your professional career?

Not really. In my 45-year career, I have handled far more challenging assignments. But the only difficulty is that the BCCI does not seem to have a systematic or scientific structure of governance, no prescribed or uniform system of...



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