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Poor leadership defines BTC`s functioning

  July 2 , 2019
   

The Bangalore Turf Club has time and again acted without thought and has been forced to reverse its decisions. The leadership of the club has been woefully inadequate which has time and again been reflected in the series of embarrassing decisions taken by the committee. The Chairman Harimohan Naidu has been unable to offer purposeful leadership. During his term, the reputation of the club has gone for a toss.

Recently, one of the Stipes Ravishankar was placed under suspension and given a charge sheet. His crime: He disclosed that he was offered a bribe to soft-pedal an inquiry into racing malpractice. One of the Stewards Kiran Basappa who was keen on soft-pedalling the issue, was upset with the Stipe`s suggestion for a deterrent punishment and demanded that the Stipe be placed under suspension instead of the erring professionals!

Ravishankar was slapped with a show cause notice which read: ``It has been observed and reported against you that you have concealed certain material information during the enquiry conducted on 17th March 2019 against trainer V Narayana Gowda and jockey Kiran Rai with regard to the running of Wings Of Fortune in Race No 90 during the Bangalore Winter Meeting 2017-18. It was further noticed that you chose to inform certain information to the Stewards of the club pertaining to the enquiry only after the conclusion of the enquiry, the conduct of which by itself is highly questionable. The Stewards have come to a prima facie conclusion that your conduct during the entire process relating to the said enquiry amounts to Gross Misconduct as per Company`s Service Rules.`` Interestingly, the Stipe had reported the matter to his department head. The Stewards forgot that the protocol demands that a Stipe cannot directly interact with the Stewards unless asked for and he must work under the department head. One of the charges against Ravishankar was that of ``disclosing to any unauthorized person or persons any information in regard to the working of the club which comes to his knowledge or possession during the course of his employment.`` Did the Stewards believe that disclosing information to the Chief Stipendiary Steward was disclosing information to an unauthorized person?

The Stewards perhaps expected their legal advisors to praise them for their brilliance but were shocked when told that their decision doesn`t stand legal scrutiny. One of the legal advisors even went to the extent of telling the Stewards that the club can`t even proceed with the enquiry. One of the former Managing Committee members Dayanand Mandre queered the pitch by writing a letter against one of the Stewards Kiran Basappa and questioned his motive in defending aggressively the professionals under scrutiny.

Now faced with an embarrassing situation, the Managing Committee of the Bangalore Turf Club beat a hasty retreat and decided to drop all the charges against Ravishankar and asked him to report for work with the immediate effect after first suspending him and then asking him to go on forced leave.

Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.
A leader`s job is to help his team to figure things out. As a leader one is expected to be an inspiration for the others to think right and act positive but not to yield to everything that is unreasonable only because you want to stay put in that position. The quality of the leader is also reflected in the standard he sets for himself. Do you think that the Chairman fits the bill?

 
 
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Posted by Kishore on ( July 2 , 2019 )
I believe that Harimohan Naidu wants to contest again this September. I am sure the members have seen his incompetence and vote him out. He has been there for too long only playing politics. The right-thinking members, if they care for the club, will defeat not only him but also Satishchandra who has become a great liability for the club.
 
Posted by N SHIVAKUMAR on ( July 2 , 2019 )
SIR.,
ONCE YOU GO ONE FULL ROUND OF OUR BTC YOU CAN SEE OUR CHAIRMAN LEADERSHIP QUALITY.,

HE HIS ONLY SHOW MAN ..ENTIRE IN HIS 4 YEARS CHAIRMANSHIP HE DONE ZERO TO CLUB..

THIS PEOPLE DOESN`T KNOW WHAT IS ADMINISTRATION AND STATE OF AFFAIRS ..I AM ORDINARY PUNTER ..IF I THINK LIKE THIS., WHAT ABOUT HORSE OWNER`S..?

BTC IS IN UNSAFE HAND...
 
Posted by Raja Ram on ( July 2 , 2019 )
Dear Mr Sharan Kumar,

Time and again you have exposed Harimohan, Satish Chandra of their incompetency at various stages and every sphere of the BTC Adminstration. I would like to know the following from Harimohan if he has the guts to speak out truth:
1) Why was there no enquiry in the first place of the letters tabled of Kiran Basappa and Dayanad Mandre.
2) Why was the Charge Sheet Amended
3) Why was Mahendher not enquired at all
4) Why was Naryan Gowda and Kiran Rai not enquired regarding the bribe matter.
6) Why was the files not sent to the Police Commissioner and Finance Secretary.
7) What transpired between the TV9 channel crime reported and the Harimohan Naidu on Saturday in the race club.

Members of the BTC, please kick this fellow out from the Committee as he has done enough blunders to the Race Club.

Raja Ram
 
Posted by Chandra on ( July 2 , 2019 )
BTC members are only bothered about getting their kith and kin as members but after they rarely take an active interest in ensuring that the interest of the club is not compromised. The members need to be more pro-active and ensure that people like Harimohan Naidu are shown their place.
 
Posted by muneer mirza on ( July 3 , 2019 )
Sir all the clubs are birds of same feather it is they flock to gether and I saw club chairman getting to say helo to jockey then he told friends has any one to fine me or suspend so this States of these club it better to write on PM Mody website how these clubs looting poor racing public do write to get rid of these committee of all clubs.
 
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