Tiswadi Taluka Chess elections
Sandeep Heble, member of Tiswadi Taluka Chess Association, on Friday filed a complaint to the presiding officer Nilkhant Signapurkar against government servants who are contesting elections of the executive committee of Tiswadi Taluka Chess Association (TTCA) without obtaining the prior requisite sanctions from the government which is mandatory under Central Civil Services (conduct) Rules.
The elections are scheduled to be held on March 17 at TB Cunha Hall, here, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It is pertinent to note that some of those who have filed their nominations have also been long standing members in the Goa Chess Association (GCA) and have served in the executive committee of the body for last around eight years, though guidelines issued by the Government of India do not permit them to hold elective posts in such sports associations for more than four years. These long standing members have now filed their nominations for the important posts of president, secretary and treasurer in the Tiswadi Taluka Association, which is in complete violation of government rules and guidelines,” alleged Heble.
“As many as five state government employees and one central government employee have filed their nominations to the nine posts in the executive committee. Barring one NOC received from the central government employee, the presiding officer has not received the requisite sanctions from the other state government employees who are contesting the association elections,” he disclosed. [H]