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Indian Olympic assn. doesn't want government funds

Indian Olympic assn. doesn't want government funds

The Indian Olympic Association will not accept grants from the government, a move aimed to keep it outside the laws governing public authorities that receive public funds.
"The Indian Olympic Association would like to desist from receiving any further financial support from the government," IOA secretary-general Randhir Singh said Tuesday in a letter to the Sports Ministry.
The IOA had filed a legal challenge against the Sports Ministry's order, which classified all associations receiving funds from the government as "public authority" requiring to fulfill mandatory obligations under laws governing the public's right to information.
New Delhi's High Court recently rejected the IOA's contention that it was an autonomous body, which was not covered under the Right To Information Act.
The IOA has been receiving grants from the government toward sending Indian athletes for the international events like the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.
India's federal and New Delhi state governments are collaborating with the IOA to organize the Commonwealth Games in the Indian capital this year.


Updated : 2021-03-03 19:50 GMT+08:00