Tainted officials barred from IOA polls

Aug 16, 2013, 01:36 IST | Agencies

Under the revised draft constitution of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) sent by the parent body, International Olympic Committee, corruption-tainted person will no longer be eligible to contest IOA elections, PTI reported yesterday.

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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