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COA Seeks Clarification From BCCI Secretary For His Travel Bills Of Rs 52 Lakh In 5 Months

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| June 22 , 2018 , 12:48 IST

The Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court has questioned BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary for his unauthorized Bhutan Trip, which has brought his total travel expenses in the last 5 months to Rs 52 lakh, media reported on Thursday. 

In a letter, the CoA asked for clarification for the trip while it was learnt that the committee asked KVP Rao, AGM to go with the curator. The fact that astounded the COA was that Chaudhary's travel cost BCCI Rs. 52.76 lakh in past five and a half month. It is also mentioned that acting secretary has travelled for 110 days in this period, this travel includes 32 days of foreign trips.

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The letter asks, “Why was the approval of the CoA not taken prior to your visit to Bhutan along with your Executive Assistant when you have done so in the past?”

Two other names have come in the limelight for their frequent travelling. Anirudh Chaudhary who travelled for 69 days and acting president's travels for 32 days which has cost BCCI an amount of Rs. 27.9 lakh and Rs. 19.17 lakh.

 

The officials are allowed to spend an amount of Rs. 51,000 per day for the foreign trip and Rs. 30,000 for the domestic trip.  

Chaudhary has been asked to respond to the notice by July 4.