As the government sets a June 30 deadline for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections, the IOA ad-hoc committee has taken the crucial first step by gathering the voters list required to establish the electoral college.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is yet to appoint the third member of the ad-hoc committee, who will be a retired high court judge responsible for overseeing the conduct of the elections.
Following allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation against the outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh by the country’s top wrestlers, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), under the instruction of the Sports Ministry, formed the ad-hoc committee on April 27. The committee’s primary objective is to manage the day-to-day affairs of the federation and facilitate the upcoming elections.
The committee assumed responsibility on May 4 and has been assigned the crucial task of concluding the election process within the 45-day timeframe following its formation. The committee intends to release the election circular within the next couple of days.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has a total of 25 affiliated units, which include Chandigarh and Delhi among the union territories.