Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Sports

World body suspends Indian boxing; government derecognises archery

Friday December 07, 2012 08:00:05 PM, IANS

New Delhi: After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world boxing body AIBA, it was the turn of the sports ministry to get into to the act Friday by de-recognising the Archery Association of India (AAI) and suspending the Indian Boxing Federation (IABF).

The government took the decision within hours of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) provisionally suspending IABF for possible manipulation of its elections.

Curiously the government chose federations headed by persons associated with the IOA - one headed by outgoing IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra (archery) and the other headed by newly-elected IOA chief Abhay Singh Chautala (boxing).

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh also stated the same reasons saying AAI elections held Nov 9 were in violation of the Sports Code and common practice and the nomination process of the IABF elections, held Sep 23, was flawed.

Malhotra, 81, was elected as the AAI president for a tenth consecutive term, spanning a period of 40 years.

In the IABF, Abhishek Matoria replaced his brother-in-law Chautala as the president. Chautala was elevated as the first chairman of the IABF.

"The President elect (V.K. Malhotra) of the Archery Association of India has served for more than three consecutive terms in the past and is also above the age of 70 years," said Singh.

Singh said IABF have also been given 15 days to hold fresh elections and till then their recognition stands suspended.

"The publication of the electoral roll was flawed because it was not possible for the electoral roll to be dispatched to members by post prior to the last date for filing of nominations and merely publishing on the website is not considered sufficient notice or information to all members," said Singh.

"Members were not given sufficient time to file nominations as the gap between the finalisation of the electoral roll and the filing of nomination was too short to allow people to travel large distances and file nominations personally.

"Nominations of candidates were taken from the floor of the House on a date which was after last date of nomination and this is not permissible," said Singh

Asked why the government waited this long to take action, sports secretary P.K. Deb said: "The sports ministry never wanted to be seen in the light that it was interfering in Indian sports. We were waiting for IOA elections to get over. It is just a coincidence that we have come with the decision today."

The minister said the Delhi High Court in its Civil Writ Petition No.195/2010 dated Feb 15 and Sep 17 had directed that the Government shall not grant recognition to the AAI unless they hold elections as per the Sports Code.

The government funding for the AAI will stop immediately. The Government is contemplating interim measures so that the athletes are not affected.

IABF said its chairman and president were willing to quit their posts to pave the way for a fresh election if it would satisfy the international federation and the sports ministry in lifting the suspension they imposed on the national body.

Chautala, however, maintained that no rules were flouted as the election was conducted by retired judges and was overseen by government observers.

"The election was held in the presence of retired judges and government observers. But, if the AIBA and the government feel the process was manipulated, we are ready for a re-election. I am ready to quit the post of chairman. AIBA and the government can send their observers and fix a fresh date," said Chautala.

Echoing more or less the same sentiments, Matoria said the IABF had submitted a detailed report on the election to the AIBA.

"Our main concern is the suspension slapped by the AIBA. If they lift it, then the government will also fall in line. But if they are not convinced we can go for a fresh election," he said.

Malhotra, AAI president for 40 years, called the sports ministry's decision of derecognising the national sports federation unconstitutional and arbitrary.

"We have not violated any rule or law of the land and the decision is illegal," said Malhotra.

The 80-year-old said he was surprised at the government's argument that AAI had not adhered to the Sports Code of India.

"Sports code of the Government of India has no legal sanctity. It is not an Act, it is not a part of the constitution and there has not even been a Gazette notification about this so called code."

 



 



 

 

 


 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

I

More Headlines

Goa university to track Indian migration patterns

England take decisive lead in Eden Test

Akbarabadi mosque case: ASI gets more time to conduct survey

7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan

N.K. Singh chaired FDI panel during NDA: Anand Sharma

Karnataka releases Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

Drugs, chillums, phones, condoms in a Goa prison!

UAE makes world's largest ID card

Japan deploys warships ahead of N.Korean rocket launch

'Shinde called all-party meet on Telangana to know views afresh'

With Mayawati's support, UPA eyes SP in Rajya Sabha FDI vote

 

Top Stories

Government wins FDI battle, says reforms on track

The UPA government Friday dealt a major blow to the opposition in the Rajya Sabha by winning a vote on FDI in retail by 14 votes and declared that there was no stopping India's reform  

N.K. Singh chaired FDI panel during NDA: Anand Sharma

With Mayawati's support, UPA eyes SP in Rajya Sabha FDI vote

 

  Most Read

Akbarabadi mosque case: ASI gets more time to conduct survey

The Delhi High Court Friday granted more time to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file its report on its probe to ascertain if any Mughal-era mosque structure existed near Subhash Park  

Karnataka releases Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

Bowing to the Supreme Court's directive, Karnataka has begun releasing Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, thus avoiding contempt of court. Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar thereafter flew to New  

Protests in Karnataka over Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

 

  News Pick

India reaffirms unwavering support to Palestine

India Thursday reaffirmed its unwavering support to the people of Palestine and reiterated its belief that a just, comprehensive and  

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning lifted

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale Friday jolted the east coast of Honshu island, leading to a tsunami warning for the coastal areas which was later lifted in Miyagi prefecture, Xinhua reported. The quake  

Drugs, chillums, phones, condoms in a Goa prison!

Drugs, chillums, mobile phones, fancy razors, exotic condoms... No it's not the flea market we are talking about. Welcome to the standard fare in Goa's oldest and most secure - the Aguada Central Jail.  

Bring my father's murderer before me, I will shoot him: Amritsar victim

The daughter of a Punjab Police officer, who was shot dead by a ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leader in full public view Wednesday  

Akali leader arrested for killing police official

 

Picture of the Day

Tri Service Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on the occasion of Navy Day in New Delhi on December 04, 2012.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.