Newly elected All India Football Federation president Kalyan Chaubey stressed on the need to place accountability, transparency and efficiency at the heart of AIFF’s operations in his maiden interaction with the staff members at the Football House on Saturday, September 3.
Reminding them of the urgent requirements to take Indian football ahead, the AIFF president asked each staff member to prepare a detailed report of the assignments taken up by them in five years previous to pre-Covid time and highlight the progress achieved with supporting documents.
“Indian Football is like an extended family, we all are members of it. We all want Indian Football to achieve greater heights. So, all of us would work together to reach the goal,” Kalyan Chaubey said.
The federation President held a detailed discussion on the system of registration of footballers and the mode to attract more youngsters to the Golden Baby League (GBL) run by the AIFF. He issued instructions to create a modern and effective database having all the details of the 140,000 registered footballers and close to 35,000 players in the Baby League, which is being restarted after two seasons because of the pandemic.
Kalyan Chaubey said he always believed in the highest level of transparency and wanted the AIFF to set an example of it in the football administration. He told the concerned officials to prepare the balance sheets of the last five years and the provisional balance sheet of the current financial year.
For smooth functioning of the AIFF administration, the federation President announced his plan to actively engage the executive committee members.
“I have decided to assign two executive committee members each for every department of the AIFF administration. It will not only help in smooth functioning of the department, but will bring all stakeholders together and ensure better understanding of the challenges from all angles,” Kalyan Chaubey said.