The Delhi High Court on Tuesday appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The CoA will prepare and adopt the constitution of IOA within 16 weeks.
The 3-member CoA will function under Justice Anil R. Dave and will have former Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi and Vikas Swarup, former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs as members.
It will have Olympic medalist Abhinav Bindra, Anju Bobby George and Bombayla Devi as Consultant Sportspersons.
The Court directed that CoA shall assist in the preparation and adoption of the Constitution of IOA as per the sports Code and Court rulings.
The bench directed that the CoA shall prepare the Electoral Roll/Electoral College for the purpose of conducting the elections to the Executive Committee (EC) in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, as may be proposed. It shall carry out the day-to-day governance of IOA.
The bench clarified that CoA would be at liberty to make all appropriate arrangements for the governance of IOA until the fresh elections are held in terms of a constitution conforming to the Sports Code and as noted herein.
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The court clarified that the intent of the judgement is to improve the 'eco system' and bring about the structural reforms and is not directed against a particular individual or sports federation.