2/4/2019 5:31:19 PM (GMT+3)

Archery federation not recognised by Sports Ministry

Archery federation not recognised by Sports Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Archery Association of India (AAI) has failed to get a place in the sports ministry’s list of recognised national federations after the annual renewal even after fresh elections were held under a new constitution.

“In the interest of sports and sportspersons, it has been decided to renew the annual recognition of these (16) NSFs...who are required to comply with the guidelines by 31.03.2019, failing which their recognition may be reviewed,” the ministry said in a statement.

BVP Rao was elected AAI president on December 22 last year. The votings were held under the supervision of the Delhi High Court-appointed administrator and former Chief Election Commissioner of India, SY Quraishi.

However, the elections were initially not recognised by its global body, World Archery, but the results were later accepted by them. However, the Indian Olympic Association is yet to recognise the elections.

The sports ministry and the IOA had objected to certain clauses in the amended constitution of the AAI submitted by Quraishi to the High Court.

Their objections were based on the contention that the amended constitution, in parts, did not tally with the National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI), 2011.

Other NSFs left out of the annual recognition included Indian Golf Union, Gymnastics Federation of India and Taekwondo Federation of India.