AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das resigns

Controversial Indian Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has resigned from his post for “health reasons”, ending his 12-year tenure often marred by allegations of financial irregularities.

Das, who was appointed to the top job in 2010, has been on leave since June 20 for health reasons, although many footballing circles said he was removed from his post by the Trustees Committee (COA) after a Comptroller and Auditor General. audit revealed multiple financial anomalies, which are currently being investigated. “Yes, he resigned for health reasons,” a senior source told PTI on Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

Das sent the resignation to the CoA which currently rules Indian football after the Praful Patel-led waiver was ousted by the Supreme Court for failing to hold the election on time.

Das’ tenure as AIFF General Secretary roughly coincides with Patel’s presidency.

The recently commissioned CAG audit of AIFF accounts for the period coinciding with Patel’s tenure.

Das has previously been accused of sexual assault by an AIFF employee and the institution has come under fire after an internal complaints committee, made up mostly of his subordinates, gave him a knockout.

The CoA also discovered that an astrology company had been paid over Rs 16 lakh to predict the fate of the senior men’s national team in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

Recently, another complaint has surfaced in which the name of an Ahmedabad-based football academy has repeatedly cropped up on some obscure dealings of some of the transfers involving former Indian Arrows players.

Das, who before joining the AIFF in 2010, worked as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two years.

While the Indian national team qualified for three Asian Cup football tournaments during his tenure, Das received huge criticism over the years for not being able to stage a quality international exposure for the senior national team.

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