The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has formed a five-member ad-hoc committee to govern the Taekwondo Federation of India and ensure fresh election of the body within a six-month time frame.
The IOA General Assembly on December 22 last year had resolved to “Register a new society for governance of taekwondo in India, which shall replace the new affiliated National Sports Federation of IOA for Taekwondo. Till such time the new Society is registered a five-member ad-hoc body be formed in which one member will be from the international body of Taekwondo”.
Subsequently, the IOA has nominated Namdev Shirgaonkar (Chariman) along with four members SM Bali, Sunaina Kumari, Digvijay Singh and an International Taekwondo Federation nominee to manage the affairs of the Taekwondo Federation of India and ensure the elections of a new governing body for the TFI.
IOA president Narinder Dhruv Batra in letter has apprised the TFI acting president DN Pangotra and secretary-general Prabhat Kumar Sharma of the decision.
The body has been advise to complete the election process to elect the new TFI office-bearers “within six months”.
“The electoral college for conducting the election of the body should be prepared in consultation with the state Olympic associations under the information of the IOA,” the letter added.
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