Sports Ministry suspends newly elected Wrestling Federation of India


Image Source : PTI Sanjay Singh (R) and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (C)

The Sports Ministry has suspended the just-elected Wrestling Federation of India after the new President Sanjay Singh announced the U-15 and U-20 nationals.After being elected as the new WFI chief, Sanjay Singh had announced that the U-15 and U-20 nationals for Wrestling will take place in Nandini Nagar, Gonda (UP) before the end of this year. The Sports Ministry has said that the announcement is hasty and without a sufficient notice to the wrestlers.

“Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, newly elected President of Wrestling Federation of India announced on 21.12.2023, the day he was elected as president, that U-15 and U-20 nationals for Wrestling will take place in Nandini Nagar, Gonda (UP) before the end of this year. This announcement is hasty, without giving sufficient notice to wrestlers who are to take part in the said nationals and without following the provisions of the constitution of WFI,” the Sports Ministry said in a statement.

“As per clause 3 (e) of preamble of constitution of WFI, object of the WFI, among others, is to arrange holding of Senior, Junior and Sub Junior National Championships as per UWW Rules at places selected by the Executive Committee. Such decisions are to be taken by Executive Committee, before which agendas are required to be placed for consideration. As per Article XI of the WFI  constitution under the Heading ‘Notices and Quorum for Meetings’,  minimum notice period for EC meeting is 15 clear days and quorum is of 1/3rd of representatives. Even for Emergency EC meeting, minimum notice period is 7 clear days with quorum requirement of 1/3rd of representatives,” it added.

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