Proxy voting not applicable anymore at DDCA according to Justice Sen after EGM

Proxy voting not applicable anymore at DDCA according to Justice Sen after EGM

The scheduled voting did not take place on Saturday, as the members had requested for more time to go through the 31-page document.

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The Proxy Voting system which was applicable earlier will end at Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) as per the state unit’s High-Court appointed administrator Justice (Retd) Vikramajit Sen on Saturday during his introductory remarks at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM).

The EGM was summoned to ratify the amendments to the articles of association in line with what Justice Lodha Committee had recommended and as per the instructions that were given by the Delhi High Court directions. Justice Lodha had highlighted the trouble of the proxy voting system by calling it the ‘bane of several associations’. The High Court also mentioned that the members, who do not vote would face the highest of repercussion from the High Court.

“There was a member who asked me whether proxies will be allowed. No proxies will be allowed. No proxies henceforth in the DDCA and they will not be allowed as far as these proceedings are concerned. You (members) are not getting anything from the DDCA, this association is your responsibility and if it does not run properly you are to blame. There will be no proxies, whenever voting takes place,” Justice Sen said.

New Members: an issue

Various members of the DDCA had inquired in regards to the admission of new members into the association with proposed amendments, among those amendments are the admission of new members. It was seemingly restricted to persons’ associated with the game of cricket at the District level, State or International level, or people who have represented the state at least.

One of the members of the association, NC Bakshi raised a point as to why ‘1000’ complimentary passes were to be issued to various authorities as per the amendments.

“So you don’t want any complimentary passes to be issued to various authorities?” Justice Sen asked as he took note of Bakshi’s objection. “I am fine with no complimentary passes being issued to various authorities. But this is a utopian proposal. The DDCA has to get various permissions from different authorities. It is very difficult,” he remarked.

The scheduled voting did not take place on Saturday, as the members had requested for more time to go through the 31-page document.