In a big development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have informed the state associations that they will be making relaxations in the rules to grant infrastructure subsidy. As per reports, the BCCI has passed a resolution, in which the state associations can claim subsidies on infrastructure expenses that are as old as up to six years.
“Apex council may consider relaxing the current window of submission of bills within 24 months and can fix the cut-off date as 1st January 2016. Hence any expenses incurred by State Cricket Association’s post 1st January 2016 will be allowed to submit the bills to BCCI for one time only,” the resolution states. The apex council passed the resolution.
Earlier, the approval passed by state associations for infrastructure claims weren’t received well by the Supreme Court-Appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). It was mainly because the Apex Court had ordered to freeze subsidy till the state units adopted the Lodha Committee reforms. The BCCI was run by the COA from January 2017 to October 2019.
“The current Infrastructure policy states that the claims have to be submitted within 2 years (24 months) from the date of expenditure incurred. During the COA time due to payment restrictions to associations, no infrastructure claims were submitted or claimed by the associations as COA’s were not releasing any funds to the State Cricket Associations,” it states.
As per the BCCI policy, the state associations are allowed to claim repayment of up to 50 per cent of actual expenditure incurred during the infrastructure development. If the States spend up to 300 crores, then they can claim a refund of Rs. 150 crore
The BCCI policy allows the state associations to claim repayment up to up to 50 per cent of the actual expenditure incurred during the infrastructure development as defined in the policy. Generally, the states spend up to Rs 300 crore and they could seek a refund up to Rs 150 crore.
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