The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed former apex court judge Justice L Nageswara Rao to amend the Constitution of the Indian Olympic Association and create an electoral college.
A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said the former judges of the apex court would ensure a fair and development-oriented approach to the future of Olympics in the country.
The top court asked Justice Rao to amend the Constitution and prepare a road map for holding elections by December 15, 2022.
This allowed Rajeev Mehta, who is currently the Secretary General of the IOA, and Adile Sumariwala, Vice President of the IOA, to attend the meeting with the International Olympic Committee on 27 September.
“All logistics arrangements will be made available to Justice Rao by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and reimbursed by the IOA,” a bench of Justice Hima Kohli said.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 8 issued a final warning to the IOA to “resolve its governance issues” and hold elections by December, failing which the world sports body would impose sanctions on India.
The IOC’s executive board, which met in Lausanne, Switzerland, had also decided not to recognize any “acting/interim president” after Narinder Batra was ousted as president of the Indian Olympic Association, saying it would The Secretary General will deal with Rajeev Mehta as the main point. Contact Ajay.