Thursday 17 April 2014
News updated at 6:03 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

IOA to get poll panel chief today

New Delhi, Nov 18, 2012, DHNS:

The new chairman of the Election Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will be appointed  on Monday.

IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said on Sunday he would name the person to fill in the position left vacant following the resignation of chairman S Y Quraishi on Saturday.  The new dates for the election process are also expected to be announced on Monday.

The scrutiny of the nominations which were to take place on Saturday for the November 25 elections had to be stopped after Quraishi resigned following a letter from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that sought adherence to the Olympic Charter in the conduct of the elections.


Quraishi, according to Malhotra, wanted to hold the elections under the Sports Code of the Government of India.

Meanwhile, IOA secretary-general Randhir Singh, in a letter to Malhotra on Saturday, has questioned his  authority to appoint any new election commission members.

Randhir stated Malhotra was authorised to set up election commission in the General Body meeting on October 18 and such an authorisation had been exhausted. “Such a Commission was appointed by you and hence the authorisation given to you has now been exhausted having outlived its mandate,” Randhir, who is also an IOC member, said.

Randhir also pointed out the ambiguities surrounding the elections and stressed on an “urgent need” to file an application to seek a clarification from the Delhi High Court.

The IOC on November 15 had written the letter to the IOA asking it to hold the elections as per IOA constitution and the Olympic Charter while the returning officer issued a circular on November 5 to the effect that government sports code must be adhered to.

The Delhi High court ruling, meanwhile, directed holding of the election as per the IOA constitution as well the government sports code.

Randhir went on to caution that an “improper or negligent handling of the present situation may well lead to the disastrous consequence of de-recognition of the IOA by the IOC.”

It has also been learnt that the IOC has sent another letter to the IOA and the Election Commission members  insisting that elections should be conducted as per provisions in the Olympic Charter and the IOA constitution.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar, Vikas Bhal, actor Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap during a ...

Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar, Vikas Bhal, actor Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap during a ...

A 109-yr-old voter shows her identity card after casting her vote for Lok Sabha elections at a ...

A 109-yr-old voter shows her identity card after casting her vote for Lok Sabha elections at a ...

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jalpaiguri...

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jalpaiguri...

Senior citizens being carried on a bullock cart for casting votes for Lok Sabha polls near ...

Senior citizens being carried on a bullock cart for casting votes for Lok Sabha polls near ...

Muslim women show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad on...

Muslim women show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad on...

First times voters showing their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling station during...

First times voters showing their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling station during...

An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523