Online Election for Indian Embassy in Qatar apex bodies starts on Dec. 26

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The Indian Embassy in Qatar announced today that the biennial election for three apex bodies of the Indian Embassy in Qatar - ICC, ICBF and ISC – will be held online this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

An election notification, issued by the embassy today, stated that the elections for the term 2021-2022 to be held on December 26, 2020, in accordance with the Constitution and Bye Laws of the respective Apex bodies, are:

• online election for the position of president, managing committee members (4 posts)

• representatives of associate organizations (3 posts) of the three apex bodies

- Indian Cultural Centre (ICC)

- Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF)

- Indian Sports Centre (ISC)

Election to the fourth apex body, IBPC, is deferred as it has been decided to examine the structure and functioning of IBPC. There is a possibility that the body could choose a nomination route than an election to select the office bearers. This is not confirmed yet.

“In view of the representations/suggestions/recommendations received from the Indian Business and Professional community members based in Qatar, it is decided to form an Ad Hoc Committee to examine the structure and functioning of IBPC and recommend measures to make it more effective, representative and inclusive platform for promoting trade and investment ties,” the notification issued by T Angeline Premalatha, Chairperson, Election committee, said. 


“Election for IBPC is deferred and decision on the same would be taken after examining the recommendation of the Ad-Hoc Committee. The existing Management Committee will continue to function till the further instructions,” it added.


The Schedule for the election for ICC, ICBF & ISC is as follows:


• Last date of submission of nominations - 13 December 2020 till 1700 hours

• Last date of withdrawal of nomination - 16 December 2020 till 1700 hours

• Publishing list of final candidates - 18 December 2020

• Date of Online Election for position of President & 04 MC members - 26 December 2020 (Time of election to be informed later)

• Date of Online Election for position of 03 MC members from Associate Organizations - 26 December 2020 (Time of election to be informed later)

• Declaration of results - 26 December 2020

Nomination papers are to be submitted to the respective Coordinating Officers in the prescribed format which will be shared by e-mail.

Source: Indian Embassy of Qatar