Ministry, IOA set to problem HC order on grant of recognition to NSFs in SC

New Delhi, August 25

The Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday mentioned that they had determined to strategy the Supreme Court to problem a Delhi High Court order which prohibits the Ministry from taking any resolution on grant of recognition to nationwide federations.

The matter pertains to a petition filed in 2010 by advocate Rahul Mehra searching for instructions to the Centre to make sure that the IOA and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) carry out their duties nicely.

In February this yr, the Delhi HC barred the Ministry from taking any resolution on NSFs with out consulting the court docket. As a consequence, the Ministry needed to withdraw recognition granted to 57 NSFs, hampering their administration of assorted sports activities.

“We are filing a Special Leave Petition in a day or two. We are challenging the Delhi HC order (which has told ministry) not to take any decision relating to sports federations without informing it,” a Sports Ministry supply instructed PTI.

IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary Rajeev Mehta additionally despatched out a brief joint assertion, saying that the physique will strategy the apex court docket as it’s a social gathering to the case.

“We (IOA) are planning to soon approach Hon’ble Supreme Court in relation to Rahul Mehra case,” the assertion learn.

On August 7, the ministry had requested the HC to switch the order and permit no less than the grant of recognition to the NSFs however the court docket rejected that plea and requested for a National Sports Code compliance report.

The Ministry then despatched throughout a questionnaire to the NSFs searching for the age and tenure particulars of their office-bearers. A complete of 56 NSFs responded and the matter was to come back up within the HC on August 21.

However, it has since been pushed to September 18. PTI

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