AK Sikri appointed Administrator of Shooting World Cup 2023
Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, a retired judge from the Supreme Court, has been appointed by the Delhi High Court as Administrator to manage the use of funds for the next ISSF Shooting World Cup in 2023. The ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) will take place in March in Bhopal.
Ex-SC judge AK Sikri Administrator of Shooting World Cup 2023: Key Points
- Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad’s divisional bench noted that if there is any obstacle to arranging the World Cup event, which would require funds from the Central Government, the prestige of the nation will be harmed.
- The administrator may also enlist the services of any athlete of his choosing who has competed at the national or international level in shooting, according to the court.
- After the occurrence, the bench requested that a report be sent in a sealed cover.
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) requested the court to vacate or modify the orders made the previous year in response to a petition filed by Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra challenging the Centre’s recognition of several National Sports Federations.
AK Sikri Administrator of Shooting World Cup 2023: National Sports Federations recognition
The petition urged the Central Government to provide National Sports Federations recognition only after they complied with the 2011 National Sports Code.
A coordination bench ordered the Center to make sure that funding, support, and other facilities for National Sports Federations only restart when they adhere to the National Sports Code and different judicial orders on June 3 of last year.
The National Sports Federations’ ability to operate normally has been hampered by the injunction, according to NRAI, which asked for the order to be vacated or modified in its applicability.