Five new members in reconstituted Ethics Committee and ICAS

New Delhi: Five new members have been inducted in the Ethics Commission and Court of Arbitration which was reconstituted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Supreme court Judge (Retd) Arun Kumar and High Court Judge (Retd) SK Mahajan will be the two new members of the Ethics committee, while the three new members of Court of Arbitration are Supreme court Judge (Retd) HS Bedi, High Court Judges (Retd) SK Agrawal and Manju Goel.

Other members of the Ethics Committee and the Arbitration Commission, which was disbanded at the IOA AGM on December 15, have been retained. Ethics Committee will now have five members and Court of Arbitration will consist of eleven members.

IOA Acting President Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that reconstitution of these bodies has been done as per the decision taken at the Annual General Body (AGM).

Prof Malhotra said a misleading campaign was launched that IOA was against the ethics committee and the Indian Court of Arbitration for Sports (ICAS).

He said the reconstitution of these committees prove that "We have nothing to hide and we are true to our promise and pledge to have transparent IOA".

"The reconstitution of these committees with a full approval of the General House of the IOA is a befitting reply to those who want to encroach the autonomy of the sports federation," he said.

"IOA fully adheres to the Olympic Charter and follows the guidelines of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and at no stage we ignored IOC`s views or suggestions regarding Ethics committee as has been made out to be by certain vested interests who want to destablise the IOA," Malhotra said.