Sports Ministry asks permission from High Court to give temporary recognition to 57 federations

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Updated Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:33 PM IST

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The Union Sports and Youth Welfare Ministry on Tuesday filed a petition in the Delhi High Court asking it to allow temporary recognition of 54 National Sports Federations (NSFs) by 30 September.

The ministry’s application is likely to be heard on July 2. The ministry has also asked the court to withdraw the suspension of the three recognized NSFs and temporarily renew their annual recognition.

The application has been made in the context of a June 24 order of the High Court, which led to the withdrawal of the ministry’s decision to temporarily renew the recognition of the NSS. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Najmi Waziri had said that the Ministry had violated the High Court order passed in February by taking this decision. Even though it was temporary, he did not approach the court for this and did not seek his permission.

This application has been made through the counsel of the Central Government, Anil Soni. In this, the Ministry has been asked to allow ‘temporary recognition of all NSFs by 2020 temporarily till 30 September for those who were recognized by the Government till 31 December 2019 or whose suspension was lifted after 31 December 2019. . In this way their total number is 57. ‘

It said, “Not renewing the annual recognition of the NSF will be detrimental to the overall development of the game and will especially affect the players, who are already frustrated due to Kovid-19 as practice and competitions are not being organized.” . The government is in the process of restoring sports activities and practice which will be done through NSF.

It said that following the order of 24 June, the Ministry has sent a notice to all 54 NSFs concerned on 25 June, stating that the decision of 2 June to give annual recognition to NSF for the year 2020 is withdrawn.

Accordingly, the ministry had decided in the past, not intentionally but inadvertently. The High Court took a tough stance on the ministry’s decision as the court had on 7 February directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Ministry to inform the court before taking any decision regarding the national federations.

The Union Sports and Youth Welfare Ministry on Tuesday filed a petition in the Delhi High Court asking it to allow temporary recognition of 54 National Sports Federations (NSFs) by 30 September.

The ministry’s application is likely to be heard on July 2. The ministry has also asked the court to withdraw the suspension of the three recognized NSFs and temporarily renew their annual recognition.

The application has been made in the context of a June 24 order of the High Court, which led to the withdrawal of the ministry’s decision to temporarily renew the recognition of the NSS. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Najmi Waziri had said that the Ministry had violated the High Court order passed in February by taking this decision. Even though it was temporary, he did not approach the court for this and did not seek his permission.

This application has been made through the counsel of the Central Government, Anil Soni. In this, the Ministry has been asked to allow ‘temporary recognition of all NSFs by 2020 temporarily till 30 September for those who were recognized by the Government till 31 December 2019 or whose suspension was lifted after 31 December 2019. . In this way their total number is 57. ‘

It said, “Not renewing the annual recognition of the NSF will be detrimental to the overall development of the game and will especially affect the players, who are already frustrated due to Kovid-19 as practice and competitions are not being organized.” . The government is in the process of restoring sports activities and practice which will be done through NSF.

It said that following the order of 24 June, the Ministry has sent a notice to all 54 NSFs concerned on 25 June, stating that the decision of 2 June to give annual recognition to NSF for the year 2020 is withdrawn.

Accordingly, the ministry had decided in the past, not intentionally but inadvertently. The High Court took a tough stance on the ministry’s decision as the court had on 7 February directed the Olympic Association of India (IOA) and the Sports Ministry to inform the court before taking any decision regarding the National Federations.

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