I happy to know that some body at least somebody asked question on Hockey in Rajya Sabha, though it is on dispute instead of development and Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports replied to the question asked by Om Prakash Mathur in writing which is reproduced below from pib.nic.in:
Dispute in Hockey Associations
The Government has been making efforts to facilitate an amicable settlement between Hockey India (HI) and Indian hockey Federation (IHF). As part of this process, IHF and HI have agreed to an administrative arrangement to jointly discharge the responsibilities of the national sports federation for hockey in India pending resolution of various disputes between the two bodies. The salient features of the proposed arrangement are as follows:-
1) HI & IHF while maintaining their individual legal existence, shall set up a Joint Executive board consisting of the existing executive boards of IHF and HI for the limited purpose of holding annual national championship; selection of the national team in different categories; preparation of the national team; and participation of national teams in Federation Internationale de Hockey (FIH- International Federation for Hockey) approved international tournaments.
2) A Joint Working Committee shall be constituted consisting of the Presidents of HI and IHF as Co-Chairman and three members each from HI and IHF.
3) The annual National Championship will be jointly held by IHF and HI after holding joint selection of state teams for which appropriate selection procedure shall be put in place by the Joint Executive Board.
4) AS per the provisional settlement, Government should review the position after 31.12.2012 and decide further course of action on the basis of government guidelines for recognition of National Sports Federation.
In the meanwhile, FIH has expressed concern over the proposed settlement stating that it would go against their statute, which provides for a sole national governing body in each member country. The entire matter is under consideration.
This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, in the Rajya Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri Om Prakash Mathur.
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