Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh expressed satisfaction about Indian Olympic Association (IOA) amending its Constitution to keep out the charge-framed officials, as demanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In a release issued here on Monday, it was recalled how the Sports Minister, while leading a delegation to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, had conveyed the government’s support to debar the charge-framed officials from contesting the IOA elections.

The Sports Ministry had also been urging the IOA members, during consultations, to heed the advice of the IOC and change the IOA Constitution in the interest of Indian sports and sportspersons.

The minister reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure good governance, ethics and transparency in Indian sports.

He also expressed the resolve of the government to enforce reforms in the management of sports in the country with the revised Sports Bill, scheduled to be placed before the Parliament soon.

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