IOA forms 3-member ad hoc committee to run affairs of suspended WFI | More sports News – Times of India


New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday set up a three-member ad hoc committee to oversee day-to-day operations. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). The action by the sports ministry came after the suspension of the national wrestling body for not following the provisions of its own constitution in decision-making.
President of Wushu Association of India Bhupinder Singh Bajwa will serve as the chairman of the committee. The other two members are hockey Olympian MM Somaiah and former international badminton player Manjusha Kanwar. The sports ministry’s decision to suspend the WFI came three days after the election of new officials. Sanjay SinghA loyalist of Brij Bhushan Sharan SinghBy assuming the role of president. The ministry directed the IOA to set up an ad-hoc panel to monitor the affairs of the wrestling body.
In a statement, the IOA expressed concern that the newly elected WFI president and office bearers have taken arbitrary decisions, violated their own constitutional provisions and ignored the principles of good governance.


“The IOA has recently come to know that the recently appointed president and officials of the WFI have taken arbitrary decisions in violation of their own constitutional provisions and against the principles of good governance laid down by the IOC. and reversed the orders of the IOA without further due process. Appointed ad-hoc committee,” IOA President PT Osha said in the release.
“This not only highlights the differences in governance within the federation but also marks a significant departure from established norms.

Rahul Gandhi interacted with wrestler Bajrang Punia at Virendra Arya Akhara in Jhajjar.

“As the IOA considers adherence to the principles of governance essential to ensure fair play, transparency and accountability and to ensure the protection and continuity of the interests of athletes supported by the IOC, the decision to appoint an ad hoc committee done.”
The ad-hoc committee was tasked with overseeing and monitoring the functions of the WFI, including selection of players, submission of players’ entries to participate in international competitions, organization of sports activities, handling of bank accounts, web Includes site management and other related responsibilities.
Bajwa was also among the members of the ad hoc committee formed by the IOA in April to run the affairs of the WFI and conduct its elections. After repeated delays due to court cases, Sanjay, a close associate of Brij Bhushan, finally won the presidential election on 21 December.

Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia returns Padma Shri to protest Sanjay Singh’s election as WFI president

Hours after being elected as the WFI president on Thursday, Sanjay had announced that the national age group championship would be held in UP’s Gonda from December 28, BJP MP Brij Bhushan said. is the circle of
The government suspended the WFI, citing its “hasty announcement” of organizing the Under-15 and Under-20 Nationals “without following proper procedures and not giving adequate notice to the wrestlers” for the preparations.
The ministry felt that the new body of the WFI was working under the complete control of its predecessors, which was not in line with the National Sports Code.
Rio Olympics medalist Sakshi Malik announced her retirement from wrestling as a result of Sanjay’s election as WFI chief, while Tokyo Games bronze medalist Bajrang Punia also returned her Padma Shri to the government.
World Championship medalist Vinesh Phogat also followed suit by returning her Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award.
The trio led a five-month-long protest by wrestlers at Jantar Mantar, in which Brijbhushan was accused of sexually abusing several female grapplers.
(with PTI input)

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