Apart from some much-needed structure amendments, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) has determined to take a zero-tolerance stand towards corruption and indiscipline.
All 21 amendments, together with a couple of to set proper some startling anomalies, had been handed unanimously within the Annual General Meeting right here on Thursday as a part of the method to fall according to the Sports Code of the Sports Ministry.
These embrace shifting of headquarters from Chennai to New Delhi, formation of the Ethics Commission, an Appellate Authority and giving the competent courts in New Delhi “the exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any and all cases against the AICF.”
The AGM additionally determined to disaffiliate an already-suspended Bengal Chess Association and gave affiliation to Sara Bangla Daba Sangsthan.
The AICF joint-secretary Atanu Lahiri has been issued a show-cause discover for anti-AICF actions. Further, an FIR will likely be filed towards Lahiri’s colleague from Bengal, Antarip Roy for maligning AICF on social media platforms.
Y. Suman, erstwhile office-bearer of the Andhra Pradesh, faces an FIR for having not paid the prize-money of ₹20 lakh following a event within the State.
“These decisions are part of AICF’s ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to corruption. We will recover the last rupee from the defaulters in different parts of the country,” declared AICF President Sanjay Kapoor after the assembly.
The assembly additionally determined to ship Grandmaster Okay. Humpy’s utility for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna this yr. The functions of GMs Vidit Gujarthi, B. Adhiban, S. P. Sethuraman and M. R. Lalith Babu will likely be forwarded for Arjuna Awards. For Dhyan Chand Award, GM Abhijit Kunte will likely be AICF’s alternative.