The amendment will prohibit tainted individuals from contesting the Indian Olympic Association’s elections in the future.
A press release from the ministry stated: “The issue of debarring charge framed officials from contesting elections or continuing in office was first raised then (when Singh had led a government delegation to the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne earlier this year) and the IOC was apprised of the support of the Government of India for such a measure.”
The released added that the government had supported the demand of the IOC that charge-framed persons be kept out of IOA. “Shri Jitendra Singh expressed happiness that all these efforts have culminated in decision of IOA to bar charge-framed persons and hold fresh elections of IOA in February next year.”
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