Decided on April 11,2018

Assam Flying Club Appellant
STATE OF ASSAM Respondents


UJJAL BHUYAN - (1.) Heard Mr. SS Dey, learned Senior Counsel assisted by Mr. S. Dutta, learned counsel for the appellants. Also heard Mr. D. Saikia, learned Senior Addl. Advocate General, Assam assisted by Mr. D. Nath, learned counsel for respondent Nos. 1 to 4 i.e., State of Assam in the Sports and Youth Welfare Department and its officials and Mr. PK Roy Choudhury, learned counsel for the respondent No. 5.
(2.) Assam Flying Club and its Honorary Secretary Shri Bikrom Singha Lahkar are the two appellants in this appeal. They are aggrieved by the judgment and order dated 04.04.2017, passed by the learned Single Judge dismissing the writ petition, being WP (C) No.3218/2015, filed by the appellants as the writ petitioners, assailing the legality and validity of the order dated 27.05.2015, issued by the Joint Secretary to the Government of Assam, Sports and Youth Welfare Department directing that Sri Ranuj Barkotaky, ACS, Joint Director of Sports and Youth Welfare would act as in-charge of Assam Flying Club Ltd. as an interim arrangement till selection of Honorary Secretary or making of any other arrangement, with the further observation that there should be an enquiry either by the State Government or by filing appropriate complaint before the Upa Lokayaukta, Assam into the affairs of Assam Flying Club.
(3.) Case projected by the appellants before the learned Single Judge, as petitioners in the writ petition, was that Assam Flying Club was registered under the Assam Cooperative Societies Act, 1949 in the year 1958. Assam Flying Club (Club hereafter) was almost defunct for all these years till about the year 2009 for various reasons, including lack of funds. It was at that stage that a concerted attempt was made by several leading citizens who were associated with the Club to revive the Club. In this connection, the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam also extended his helping hand.;

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