Hockey India instructed to elect new president

Vinayak Padmadeo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 8

It appears the Sports Ministry has lastly determined to behave robust in opposition to these National Sports Federations who’ve been flouting the National Sports Development Code, 2011. The Ministry, by way of its under-secretary Raju Bagga, has requested Hockey India to carry recent elections because it deems M Mustaque Ahmed’s election for a 3rd time period a violation of the Sports Code.

Prior to taking on as HI president, as per data, Ahmed has served two phrases at HI — as treasurer in 2010-2014 and secretary common in 2014-2018. “HI is directed to conduct fresh election by 30.09.2020 for the remaining term i.e upto 30.09.2022 and inform the same to the Department,” Bagga stated in his letter dated July 6.

In February final yr as properly, the Sports Ministry had questioned Mustaque’s election. In its reply, HI secretary common Rajinder Singh had stated that since HI was not recognised in 2010, the Ministry shouldn’t think about Mustaque’s tenure as treasurer as his first time period.

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