AICF calls GBM special on February 9 to choose new charge holders

Chennai, January 3 () The All India Chess Federation (AICF) convened a special meeting of the general body on February 9 in Ahmedabad to elect new office holders.

The meeting was convened by the AICF secretary, Bharat Singh Chauhan.



Chauhan issued a notice Thursday, calling a special meeting of the general body on February 9 in Ahmedabad to elect new office holders for 2020-2023 and discuss appropriate matters with the President's permission.

According to the notice, the retired judge of the Supreme Court, Judge Arijit Pasayat, will be the officer who returns to the elections.

The election will be held to elect a president, six vice presidents, an honorary secretary, six joint secretaries and a treasurer.

The agenda of the meeting according to the notice is Elections to the holders of positions for the period 2020-2023 for the following positions. A president, six vice presidents, an honorary secretary, six joint secretaries and a treasurer. To approve resolutions after new office holders are elected, and any other matter with the President's permission.

The notice said that 13 state associations (Bihar, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Delhi, Chandigarh, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Assam) had requested the meeting with an agenda to hold the elections.

The February 9 meeting comes after three meetings held in December (days 14, 22 and 28) last year.

It should be remembered that at the December 28 meeting in Bhopal convened by Chauhan, the AICF decided to hold the special meeting of the general body on February 9 during which the elections would be held.

The faction led by the president of AICF, P R Venketrama Raja, had held a meeting in Chennai last month during which it was decided to hold the elections on February 10 in the city.

Chauhan said the notification was given according to the decision made at the general body meeting on December 28.

When asked if it was correct to convene a meeting when a court case was pending, he said it was made after the decision made at the GB meeting in Bhopal.

Chauhan and the president of AICF, Venketrama Raja, have disagreed on several issues.

At a general meeting of the AICF body convened by the president, it was decided to hold elections on February 10 in Chennai.

However, at the December 28 meeting in Bhopal, it was decided to hold the elections on February 9 in Ahmedabad.

Chauhan said there was no obstacle to holding the general body meeting in Ahmedabad, while the AICF is based in Chennai.

Meanwhile, the AICF treasurer, Kishore M Bandekar, who belongs to the Venketrama Raja faction, said that meetings of the general bodies of the Federation are generally held in the city where it is based. He also accused Chauhan of convening a meeting whenever he wanted and said the February 9 meeting was invalid. SS SSC SSC

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