The President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), Raninder Singh, said that the procedures were strictly followed in the run-up to the election of the national federation scheduled to be held on April 6.
Addressing the media here on Tuesday, the NRAI President stated that the electoral college, consisting of 109 voters had already been announced and put up on the national federation’s website, prior to the Annual General Body Meeting. Chandigarh had been disaffiliated.
He said that a democratic secret ballot voting was done on Monday at the NRAI headquarters, with Justice S. K. Aggarwal as the observer, to gain the mandate of the house, consisting of nearly a thousand members, towards nominating four members each from the “life members” and “annual members” of the NRAI to the electoral list.
“If the House had not been in favour of the motion, which was explained to the members in Hindi, Punjabi and English, then we would have had secret ballot voting to decide the candidates,” Raninder Singh said.
As per the court order, the names were put in an envelope and sealed. It was announced that the proceedings were captured on video.
Recalling that the NRAI had been adjudged the best sports federation by the FICCI recently, for being a transparent and professional institution, the NRAI President said that the constitution had already incorporated the age and tenure norms of the Government Code.
The election will be held at the Raj Hans Hotel in Suraj Kund, Faridabad.