Incumbent Adille Sumariwalla is ready to be elected unopposed as Athletics Federation of India president for his third time period whereas former lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George will likely be made senior vice-president within the nationwide governing physique’s polls on October 31. Sumariwalla and Anju had been the one candidates who filed their nomination papers for his or her respective posts until the deadline of 4pm Wednesday. Returning officer Vijayalakshmy Okay Gupta issued the record of nominated candidates after the deadline. Sandeep Mehta and Ravinder Chaudhry have filed their nominations for the lone put up of secretary. Mehta has additionally filed nominations for the lone put up of senior joint secretary and there’s a risk he could withdraw from contesting for the secretary’s put up.
The deadline for withdrawal of nominations is 6pm on Friday.
Madhukant Pathak will likely be elected unopposed as treasurer whereas six candidates have filed nominations for the 5 posts of joint secretary.
Solely eight candidates filed nominations for as many govt committee members. AFI Planning Committee head Lalit Bhanot is one in all them. He was additionally an govt committee member final time period.
For Anju, the lone Indian to win a medal within the World Championships (a bronze in 2003), it will likely be her highest put up within the AFI govt committee.
She was within the govt committee of final time period by advantage of being a member of the Athletes’ Fee.
For Sumariwalla, the approaching four-year time period (2020-2024) will likely be his final as AFI president because the Nationwide Sports activities Code of 2011 permits solely three steady phrases as head of a nationwide sports activities federation. He was first elected as AFI chief in 2012.
The AFI polls will likely be held “in individual” throughout its annual Normal Physique Assembly at an opulent resort in Gurugram to elect the president, one senior vice-president, 5 vice-presidents, secretary, senior joint secretary, 5 joint secretaries, treasurer and eight govt committee members.
The AFI structure mandates at the least a girl amongst vice-presidents, joint secretaries and govt committee members.
The elections had been attributable to be held in April however had been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The AFI had in Could deferred its elections and prolonged the time period of its workplace bearers throughout a Particular Normal Assembly, held on-line.
At the moment, the federation had mentioned that elections can solely be held “in individual” and never on-line.
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