Tainted officials barred from IOA polls

The world body laid down the provisions concerning the election process of the IOA, setting up of three key commissions: Voting rights of the National Sports Federations and state Olympic bodies and the contentious age/tenure rules, among others.

With regards to the election of Executive Council members, the revised draft constitution said: “To be eligible as an office-bearer or member of the Executive Council, a member must: be a citizen of India; be in full possession of his/her civil rights; not face charges framed against him/her by any court in India, in respect of a criminal or corruption offense which would be punishable with imprisonment if he/she was convicted; not have been convicted of any criminal or corruption offence.” 

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