Now, NSA, SAI under High Court scanner

A legal team comprising judges and officials of High Court of Manipur led by Acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice K Nobin Singh will conduct spot enquiries at National Sports Academy (NSA), Khuman Lampak and Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex, Takyelpat on Saturday to ascertain reports about mismanagement of the said sports institutions.

The initiative for assessing condition of existing infrastructure and alleged administrative inefficiency is the follow-up measures of the Court, whose division bench on Friday admitted a suo-motu PIL (No.27of 2017) on alleged mismanagement in NSA and SAI.

While admitting the suo-motu PIL, the division bench consisting of N Kotiswar and K Nobin gave the observation that on account of Manipur constantly producing quality sports persons in different disciplines till date the allegations over mismanagement in the said sports institutions could not be ignored.

The court maintained that all concerned need to contribute towards promoting sports and encouraging the young athletes.

Noting that there should be no room for laxity on the part of authorities concerned in detecting administrative or infrastructure deficiencies, if any, in the said institutions as prolonged negligence has the potential to demoralise the young sports persons of Manipur, the High Court declared its stand to start spot investigation from Saturday onwards.

It may be mentioned that the same court had constituted a committee to probe into allegations of corruption and shortage of basic medicines and kits at RIMS hospital subsequent to a post graduate medical student complaining to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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