The Supreme Court of India, on Thursday, appointed Justice (retired) D.K Jain as the ‘ombudsman’ of BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India).
The (retired)Supreme Court Judge will take his ‘charge’ as early as possible, as said by the Supreme Court.
The Court came to the conclusion after all ‘parties’ agreed to the name.
The decision was taken by a 2-judge bench comprising of Justice S. A. Bobde and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre.
Supreme Court appoints former SC judge Justice (Retired) D K Jain as an ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after it was apprised that all the parties have accepted his name. SC says "Justice (r) will take his charge as soon as possible." pic.twitter.com/3YF91P0z8t
— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2019
An ‘ombudsman’ or a “legal representative” is generally either a public official or an employee or member of an organisation who acts as an impartial intermediary between two parties.
In case the ombudsman is appointed by the government or his position is created by law, for example a Lokpal or a Lokayukta, the official often assumes the role of a watchdog, overseeing the activities of the government or bureaucracy and addressing the grievances of the public against them.
Read. Justice D.K Jain will be responsible for solving the issues concerning State Cricket Associations and the BCCI.
The former Justice is also likely to look into the controversy surrounding Hardhik Pandya and KL Rahul.
Ombudsmen are considered to be ‘institutions’ in themselves.They are free from ‘procedural’ or ‘technical’ complexities that most judicial or governmental bodies are subject to.
Previously, the Law Commission said that the RTI act be made applicable to BCCI.
“When all other national sport federations are covered under RTI Act, why not BCCI” said, the Law Commission.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is the world’s richest cricket body, much more than ICC (International Cricket Council) operates as a private entity under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.