24 out of 62 National Sports Federations (NSFs) including Athletics, Tennis, Boxing and Archery bodies are not following government guidelines, the Sports Ministry disclosed on Tuesday.
The Ministry came out with the list on the day when the Delhi High Court directed the Centre to implement the National Sports Policy. According to the list, nearly 40 percent of the NSFs have violated the tenure term for the office bearers, fixed at a maximum of eight years.
There is dispute in the internal management in five Federations and two others -- Paralympic Committee of India and Special Olympic Bharat have registered in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
As per the data, Archery Association of India President V K Malhotra is clinging to his seat for the last 31 years. Malhotra's tenure is the longest and is followed by Aero Club President Captain Satish K Sharma, who is in his job for the last 24 years.
Then comes Indian Olympic Association Secretary General, whose tenure is counting 23 years, followed by IOA President Suresh Kalmadi (15 years). Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has been the President of Cycling Federation of India for the last 14 years.
The guidelines, issued on May 1 this year, restrict tenure of the president of a NSF to 12 years and that of the secretary and treasurer to a maximum of two consecutive terms of four years. According to the guidelines no person who is 70 or above, can contest elections of a NSF. All India Tennis Association had recently announced that it was ready to follow government guidelines.