New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to co-ordinate and submit all amendment proposals to the world body by no later than 12 June 2013, so that the process of lifting the ban on India could be started at the earliest.
This letter is followed by the one, dated 24 May 2013, where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had issued the roadmap for the country’s return to the Olympic fold, under which the IOA was suppose to amend its constitution before 15 July and elect new office bearers by 1 September, both under the watchful eyes of the IOC.
“This is to follow up on our letter of 24 May. In order to move forward with the first step of the process (amendments to the IOA Constitution), you are kindly invited to co-ordinate and submit to us (by email) all amendments proposals from the membership of the suspended IOA as soon as possible and no later than 12 June 2013,” Jerome Poivey, head of the IOC’s Institutional Relations and Governance, wrote in the letter.
The IOC said it will give its opinion after studying the amendments proposals.
“We will then review the amendments proposals submitted and provide you with our comments as well as our additional requests for amendments in order to ensure that all standards of good governance and integrity are effectively addressed in the final draft that will be presented for adoption at the first extraordinary meeting of the IOA,” the letter further stated.
In its earlier letter, the IOC had said it would start left the ban on India after the guidelines in the roadmap are implemented.