Decisions made and committees formed at the first AGM of the new AICF administration
Some very important decisions were made and committees were formed in the first AGM of the newly elected AICF administration. Some of the very positive developments are a league beginning before the end of this year, bidding for the next Olympiad, getting FIDE Women's Grand Prix as well as super tournaments to India. Chess in Schools needs a special boost, a single registration model for AICF will increase transparency and creation of a center of excellence is on the cards. We also have the list of members in different AICF committees and it is heartening to see the huge number of active chess players being a part of it.
The newly elected team of the All-India Chess Federation, unveiled a blueprint to turn the country into a chess superpower here on Sunday, starting with the decision to bid for the next available Chess Olympiad and commencing a high-profile Indian Chess League soon. “We want India to become the chess destination for the world. We have drawn out a detailed plan to achieve this goal,” Dr Kapoor said at a press conference, immediately after a power-packed AGM.
For a long time, there was a need from the Indian chess fraternity to start the Indian Chess league and the Federation is keen on starting the Indian Chess League with an international flavour to popularise the game even more. The first edition, following the franchise-model, will be organised before this year. The AGM had also decided to host the Women’s Grand Prix, which is an important part of the world women’s championship cycle, to give a huge boost to the women's chess in the country.
Among the other major decisions taken at the AGM are : To initiate an AICF-Chess in Schools program to popularize chess at the school level and all the 33-State affiliates will be implementing this simultaneously. The Federation wants every school-going kid in India to play chess. This will help in developing smarter future generations, thanks to the life-skill benefits that come naturally from the game. It is also decided to have single window National registration for all players instead of multiple registrations at District, State and National level, establishment of a Centre of Excellence with the ultimate vision of infusing at least 10 players from India in the Top 50 rankings of the world and Organisation of a Super GM Tournament to provide the opportunity to our higher-ranked GMs to compete with the best in business at home while also help upcoming youngsters improve by watching them from close quarters.
In a landmark decision the disputes in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal were resolved by consent of all parties.
During the AGM, the President of Gujarat State Chess Association Shri Ajay H Patel was unanimously elected as President of Asian Zone 3.7 while the Federation Secretary Shri Bharat Singh Chauhan nominated as FIDE Delegate to represent India before World Chess Federation.
The Committees of All India Chess Federation has been restructured for smooth handling of the issues. It is heartening to see the growing number of chess players in these committees. They include GMs Pravin Thipsay, Dibyendu Barua, Abhijit Kunte, Tejas Bakre, Srinath, Lalith Babu and also strong women players like Tania Sachdev, Soumya Swaminathan, Kiran Manisha Mohanty and more.
|1||Shri.Dharmendra Kumar||International Arbiter||Chairman|
|2||Shri.Vipnesh Bharadwaj||International Arbiter||Member|
|4||Shri. R.S.Tiwari||International Arbiter||Member|
|5||Shri.MS Subha Rakesh||Fide Arbiter||Member|
|2||Shri. Sekhar Sahu||International Master||Member|
|3||Shri. Neeraj Kumar Mishra||International Master||Member|
|4||Shri.Vishal Sareen||International Master||Member|
|5||Shri.TJ Suresh kumar||FIDE Trainer||Member|
|6||Smt.N.Saritha||Women International Master||Member|
|1||Shri.Abhijit Kunte||Grandmaster||Member||Chief Coach|
|3||Shri.Dinesh Kumar Sharma||International Master||Member|
Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women
An IAS, one doctorate, one advocate and two top female players are part of the Committee for prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women.
|1||Smt. Rashmi Singh||IAS||Chairperson|
|2||Smt.Soumya Swaminathan||International Master||Member|
|3||Smt.Kiran Manisha Mohanty||Women Grandmaster||Member|
|4||Dr.Shaily Bhashanjaly||Doctorate Holder in Gender issues||Member|
Players Grievance Committee
|3||Shri.Lalith Babu M R||Grandmaster||Member|
|4||Smt.Tania Sachdev||International Master||Member|
|5||Smt.Padmini Rout||International Master||Member|
Committee for Chess Development in North East and Andaman & Nicobar
|3||Shri.Prasenjit Dutta||Tripura||Member||FIDE Master|
|6||Shri.Leela Prasad Acharya||Sikkim||Member|
|1||Shri.Hanumantha||Karnataka||Chairman||FIDE Master and FIDE Instructor|
|2||Shri.Praful Zaveri||Maharasthra||Member||FIDE Trainer|
|5||Shri. L Imocha||Manipur||Member|
Chess in schools commission
|1||Shri.A K.Verma||Delhi||Chairman||International Arbiter|
And FIDE Instructor
|2||Smt.B.Thipsay||Maharasthra||Member||Women International Master|
And FIDE Instructor
|3||Shri.Ranjan Mohanty||Orissa||Member||Fide Instructor|
|4||Shri. Aravind Shastry||Karantaka||Member|
|5||Shri.Akshat Khamparia||MP||Member||International Master|
|7||Shri.Vikas Sahu||Rajasthan||Member||International Arbiter|
|8||Shri.Ashish Keni||Goa||Member||FIDE Arbiter|
|9||Shri.Arun Singh M||Assam||Member||Fide Arbiter|
|3||Shri.Swapnil Bansnod||Maharasthra||Member||International Arbiter And|
|4||Shri.Asit Baran Choudhary||WB||Member||International Arbiter|
|5||Shri.Jitendra Choudhary||Delhi||Member||International Arbiter And|
|1||Shri. A.K.Raizada||UP||Chairman||International Arbiter|
|2||Shri. Dhiraj Singh Raghuvanshi||Uttarakhand||Member|
|4||Shri.Ravichandran V||Tamil Nadu||Member||IA,Fide Trainer,CM|
|2||Shri.Sanjai Singh Jatav||UP||Advocate|