While granting the provisional recognition, the ministry asked the AISCD to conduct elections for its office bearers within three months.
For some time, there has been a dispute between two factions regarding who should run the AISCD. The sports ministry has made attempts to resolve the issue by calling meetings of members of both the factions.
"The matter has been examined in the Ministry. Keeping in view all the relevant factors including the interest of deaf athletes, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to grant recognition to AISCD with Shri R C Santhian as Acting President subject to the condition that they should conduct fresh elections of the office bearers of AISCD within three months as per the Model Election guidelines devised by the Ministry and incorporated in the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011," the ministry said in a release.

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