Ministry, IOA To Challenge HC Order On Grant Of Recognition To NSFs

Sports Ministry, IOA To Challenge High Court Order On Grant Of Recognition To National Sports Federations In Supreme Court

IOA President Narinder Batra has despatched out a observation, pronouncing the frame will method the Excellent Court docket.© AFP

The Sports activities Ministry and the Indian Olympic Affiliation on Tuesday stated they’ve made up our minds to method the Excellent Court docket, to problem a Delhi Top Court docket order which prohibits the ministry from taking any determination on grant of popularity to nationwide federations.The subject relates to a petition filed in 2010 by means of recommend Rahul Mehra looking for instructions to the Centre, to be sure that the IOA and the Nationwide Sports activities Federations (NSFs) carry out their tasks neatly. In February this yr, the Delhi HC barred the ministry from taking any determination on NSFs with out consulting the courtroom. In consequence, the ministry needed to withdraw reputation granted to 57 NSFs, hampering their management of more than a few sports activities.

“We’re submitting a Particular Go away Petition in an afternoon or two. We’re difficult the Delhi HC order (which has instructed ministry) to not take any determination in terms of sports activities federations with out informing it,” a sports activities ministry supply instructed PTI.

IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary Rajeev Mehta additionally despatched out a brief joint observation, pronouncing that the frame will method the Excellent Court docket as this can be a birthday party to the case.

“We (IOA) are making plans to quickly method the Hon’ble Excellent Court docket in the case of Rahul Mehra case,” the observation learn.


On August 7, the ministry had asked the HC to switch the order and make allowance no less than the grant of popularity to the NSFs, however the courtroom rejected that plea and requested for a Nationwide Sports activities Code compliance file.

The Ministry then despatched throughout a questionnaire to the NSFs looking for the age and tenure main points in their office-bearers. A complete of 56 NSFs answered and the subject used to be to come back up within the HC on August 21.

On the other hand, it has since been driven to September 18.

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