Hockey India (HI) has convened a Special General Council meeting here on June 14 to ratify the affiliations of its units.

The HI Secretary-General issued the notice on Friday for the meeting in a move that could lead to further complications in the already-complex situation that prevails in the hockey administration at present.

Following the Delhi High Court judgement, the Union Sports Ministry had advised HI not to proceed with the election process, and though the latest move by HI is not part of an election schedule, it would be seen as setting the stage for elections.


The HI notice lists ratification of the units as item number one on the agenda, with 30 State/UT units listed along with four institutional units.

Among the State/UT units, question marks have been put against Chandigarh (letter from State Olympic Association not received) and Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, both having court cases in their respective States.

Bengal has been requested to change its name to Hockey Bengal at its next AGM.

The meeting is also scheduled to take up constitutional amendments, appoint an auditor and Central Information Office and Appellate Authority under the RTI Act, among other items.

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