DEHRADUN: Facing sever criticism for poor sports management and manipulation, Uttarakhand State Football Association faces big challenges in nominating its head-of-the referee department. Appointing HoD is mandatory for forming basic structure for the referee department in the state association.
The Uttarakhand football was forced to form HoD, after Dehradun referees launched an agitation for RIN (Referee Identification Number). The protesting referees made a written complain to the All India Football Federation to make things miserable for the Uttarakhand Football Association.
The AIFF is annoyed with the poor functioning of the Uttarakhand football association and issued harsh words. The attitude of the All India Football Federation scared the Uttarakhand State Football Federation and they finally decided to send name of one small time football official as HoD of Uttarakhand football.
The top brass of the Uttarakhand football is more interested in fitting their own relatives in the slot- rather than any deserving person. This is unlikely to help their purpose as if the individual fails to meet the fixed criteria, AIFF will not give any approval to the referee department.
A person heading the referee department in any state association should possess the following qualifications:
1) Should possess an RIN
2) Should be a retired referee with vast knowledge about officiating (roughly should be of about 45 plus age)
3) Should be well versed in computer
Hope the individual, which Uttarakhand football has spotted, have all these qualifications.