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

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

The Sports activities Ministry and the Indian Olympic Affiliation on Tuesday mentioned they’ve determined to strategy the Supreme Courtroom to problem a Delhi Excessive Courtroom order which prohibits the ministry from taking any choice on grant of recognition to nationwide federations.

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

In February this yr, the Delhi HC barred the ministry from taking any choice on NSFs with out consulting the courtroom. In consequence, the ministry needed to withdraw recognition granted to 57 NSFs, hampering their administration of varied sports activities.

“We’re submitting a Particular Go away Petition in a day or two. We’re difficult the Delhi HC order (which has instructed ministry) to not take any choice regarding 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 assertion, saying that the physique will strategy the apex courtroom as it’s a get together to the case.

“We (IOA) are planning to quickly strategy Hon’ble Supreme Courtroom in relation to Rahul Mehra case,” the assertion learn.

On August 7, the ministry had requested the HC to switch the order and permit at the very least the grant of recognition to the NSFs however the courtroom rejected that plea and requested for a Nationwide Sports activities Code compliance report.

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

Nonetheless, it has since been pushed to September 18.

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