The assistant charity commissioner on Tuesday ordered that the proceedings for the much-delayed elections of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) must begin within seven days.
The order also stated that an officer of the Charity Commissioner’s office shall observe the elections, but should not be the one conducting it.
One of the warring members, Everest Gonsalves, said, “I’m just happy to know that we are going to have elections soon. The executive committee’s four-year term ended in March, but they have been delaying the elections.”
However, Gonsalves may have to wait for more than month for the elections to happen.
Souter Vaz, MDFA secretary said, “In order to hold the elections, we need to hold an executive committee meeting first, then the accounts have to be cleared by the committee. There are other formalities that have to be completed before the AGM. Also, we’ll have to give a 15-day notice to the members. So, the elections are unlikely to happen before October 26.”