HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A 93rd National Sports Council (NSC) board meeting chaired by its patron Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai decided to recommend the dissolution of parallel Nepal Olympic Committees (NOC) here today.
The NSC alleged both the NOCs — one headed by Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan which has an international affiliation and the other headed by Rukma Shumsher Rana which was reinstated by the Supreme Court — for their indifference towards players and Nepali sports in general.
The NSC has alleged the Pradhan-led NOC for registering themselves in Doti without prior consent of the sports governing body, ignoring the national associations and being defiant over NSC’s repeated calls to make themselves transparent on financial matters.
The NSC has also alleged the Pradhan-led NOC for running like an NGO, while trying to register themselves at the Office of the Company Registrar. The sports governing body also lashed out on the NOC for defying Sports Development Act and Regulations.
The NSC has alleged the Rana-led NOC for being passive since the reinstatement by the court. “Apart from paperwork they (Rana-led NOC) have been completely passive,” read the NSC release. “It is imperative to dissolve both the NOCs and form a new elected body. We therefore decided to recommend cabinet through Youth and Sports Ministry to dissolve the two NOCs,” said the NSC release.
Among the other decisions made by the board were to construct six covered halls at the Satdobato Shooting Range, produce around 3,000 sports trainers by next year, propose Rs 5,000 monthly allowance to former Asian Games medallists and Olympians of over 60 years of age, ban all sports wings affiliated to political parties from organising non-sporting activities within the NSC premises.
Likewise, the board also decided to ask the government the land in Khumaltar where 40 to 50,000-seater new stadium can be constructed. It also decided to build a mini-stadium at either Mulpani or Hattigauda grounds.