New Delhi, Oct 5 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre to issue a fresh reasoned order determining the validity of recognition granted to ‘National Yogasana Sports Federation’(NYSF) as a ‘national sports federation,’ and also consider the submissions of ‘Yoga Federation of India’(YFI).
A Single Judge Bench of Justice Rekha Palli was hearing a plea filed by ‘Yoga Federation of India’(YFI) assailing the grant of recognition to ‘National Yogasana Sports Federation’ (NYSF) as a ‘national sports federation’ on the recommendation of the Ministry of AYUSH.
Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra appearing for Yoga Federation of India (YFI) submitted that on the previous date of hearing the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports was directed to look into the matter afresh and by proper application of mind, and were directed to pass an order determining the validity of recognition as a ‘national sports federation’, granted to National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF), but the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports while passing the order has not given any reasoning and has not considered the submissions of the petitioner.
Justice Palli slammed the Centre saying, “What is this? There is no semblance of reasoning. What is the purpose of a Court directing you? How did you pass an order like this?”
The Central Govt Standing Counsel (CGSC) Anil Soni replied by stating that the order was passed after hearing the submissions of the concerned parties but conceded that the reasoning for the said Order was not mentioned.
Justice Palli, “My predecessor Bench had passed this order, this is not the way a ministry is supposed to act.”
The petition has averred, that the ‘Yoga Federation of India’ was aggrieved by the authorities inaction with regard to recognizing Yogasana as a sports discipline and YFI as National Sports Federation (NSF) to date.
“It is relevant to mention here that the NYSF was registered in the financial year 2020-2021 and have no audit report of last three financial years and as per national sports development code, there must be two-third affiliated state units of the national body, and NYSF doesn’t have experiences as per the rules and also doesn’t have any details with regard to sub-junior and senior-level National Yogasana Sports competition,” the plea has said.
It said that the NYSF does not have the district level units and the petitioner has completed all the criteria and rules and regulations of the National Sports Development Code of India (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Department of Sports).
The Court has listed the matter for further hearing on October 21./ILNS/SR/KR/SNG/