New Tenure rules: IOA, NSF officials meet PM

Written by: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, May 5: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials and a delegation of National Sports Federations (NSF) met PM Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, May 5 in the Parliament over the issue of new tenure regulations, which they believe is an attempt to clip their autonomy.

IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh and chiefs of Sports Federation, IOA President Suresh Kalmadi were among those who met the Prime Minister to express their dissatisfaction over the Sport Minister MS Gill's decision on the new tenure rules.

The officials are also sceptical as to why this stir had to come just weeks ahead of the crucial Commonwealth Games 2010.

The new regulations restrict NSF presidents from occupying the posts for more than 12 years, with or without break.

When it comes to secretaries and treasurers, the regulations allow them to serve eight years at a stretch and to seek a re-election only after a four-year gap.

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