Rowing Federation of India de-recognized by Union Ministry
For discharging the functions of the Rowing Federation of India, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been asked by the Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to set up a committee in order to discharge the functions of the de-recognized Rowing Federation of India. The decision has been taken as the Rowing Federation violated the Sports Code of 2011 during its recently held elections in Hyderabad on 6th December 2019.
During the elections conducted, the Union Sports Ministry has observed violations in four areas in which Rajlaxmi Singh Deo was appointed as the President of the Federation. The Union Ministry informed its decision to the Rowing Federation through a letter stating that upon examination of the reports from the returning officer and government observer from the election, it has been found that process followed during the elections was not in accordance with the Model Elections Guidelines prescribed in the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011.