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Three rival factions schedule different AGMs for Paralympic Committee of India

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In the fallout of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) suspension of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), three rival factions driven along geographic lines have all scheduled their own PCI Annual General Meetings (AGM) on different dates and locations.   The former PCI President Rajesh Tomar led Delhi faction has scheduled their AGM for May 18.  The Bangalore and Sangwan factions led by Chandrashekar  and PCI Acting President Nale Nandakishore Babu Rao have scheduled an AGM for May 17.  The Gursharan faction has scheduled their AGM for May 16.

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Originally, a date was set for a May 18 AGM to be held in Delhi. The decision was made during a PCI Executive Committee meeting  led by Rajesh Tomar and his Delhi faction that saw the suspension of five members of the PCI on corruption charges.  A subsequent PCI Executive Committee meeting was held on April 4, that saw Tomar suspended and the five suspended members unsuspended.  No changes in the planned AGM were announced at that meeting.

 

Successfully hosting an AGM would be a key part of any attempt by the organization to get back in good standing with both the Government of India and the IPC.  According to the PCI, they have not had an Annual General Meeting since January 24 of last year. Because of the time between AGMs, the Indian government had already stopped providing the PCI with grant money.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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