Sports Minister assures NOC poll soon

KATHMANDU: Minister for Youth and Sports, Purushottam Paudel, has said that the election of the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) would be held as per the set rules and procedures.

In today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Minister Paudel said that international rules, regulations and processes would be followed in the election as NOC runs as per the international norms and values.

He further said that steps were on to move ahead by collecting suggestions for the issue as far as possible.

Informing that as many as 26 organisations recognised from NOC could take part in the election, the Sports Minister said that the organisations, which are not members of the NOC, have filed complaints to stop the election.

The election of the NOC is held in every four years.

Earlier few days ago, some lawmakers in the Legislature-Parliament meeting had sought information from the government over the election.