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Notification

Posted on - 26 Apr 2018

 
ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.
Race Course, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai – 400 034.
 
 
NOTIFICATION
 
Under the applicable provisions of the Articles of Association of the Club, the Stewards of the Club are entitled to assign to any of the Officials of the Club, such duties in connection with the proper and regular conduct of Race Meetings as the Stewards of the Club may deem fit. Further, under the Rules of Racing of the Club, the Stewards have the power to exclude or eject at their discretion any person, not being a Member of the Club, from all or any places under their control and to delegate the exercise of such power to any person or persons whomsoever. The Club reserves with itself the right of admission into its premises at all times. In pursuance of the aforesaid, the Stewards of the Club, (with the concurrence of the Committee of the Club), at their meeting held on 25th March 2018 decided as follows:
 
1.      (A)  The Secretary or Additional Secretary of the Club (“Secretary / Additional Secretary”) is empowered to fine “any person”, (not being a license holder or owner of horse (“Owner”) or Member of the Club), for any of the breaches hereinafter mentioned, up to a sum of Rs.1,00,000/- and to restrict the entry of  any person or exclude any person from the premises of the Club  at its Race Courses at Mumbai / Pune or where the powers of the Stewards of the Club  are in force (right of admission into the premises of the Club being reserved with the Club), subject to ratification by the Stewards of the Club as hereinafter provided.  The power of the Secretary / Additional Secretary to penalise / punish any person or restrict entry or exclude any person as aforesaid shall include the power to do so pending any enquiry and / or in the event of the concerned person failing to appear before the Secretary / Additional Secretary then, until such person appears before the Secretary / Additional Secretary. The Secretary / Additional Secretary is empowered to take action against a person as aforesaid for any of the following:
 
(i)        Unauthorized use / possession of mobile phones or the use / possession of mobile phones in contravention to any existing notification issued by the Club in this               regard.
 
(ii)      Behaving in a rude or rowdy manner with any person or official / employee of the Club on any of the premises of the Club or where the powers of the Stewards              of  the Club are in force.
 
(iii)     Not obeying orders issued by authorized Club’s officials or misbehaving with any Club’s authorized personnel on any of the premises of the Club or where the              powers of the Stewards of the Club are in force.
 
(iv)    Any other acts of misconduct or illegal betting by any person on any of the premises of the Club or where the powers of the Stewards of the Club are in force.
 
(v)      Any breach / violation by any person of any of the rules and regulations, notices, Calendar Notifications etc. of the Club.
 
(B) In any matters aforesaid, if a license holder or Owner or Member of the Club is alsoinvolved then, the matter shall be dealt with by the Stewards of the Club.
 
2.         In any matter before the Secretary / Additional Secretary, the person concerned shall be entitled to appear in person and / or along with a spokesperson (not being a practicing lawyer) to appear and plead on his behalf. Statements made by the spokesperson shall be deemed to be statements made by the person concerned. It is however expressly provided that no adjournment shall necessarily be granted at any time due to the inability of a spokesperson to appear on the appointed day before the Secretary / Additional Secretary. The Stipendiary Steward(s) and such other permitted officials shall be entitled to make enquiry into a matter and present the case on behalf of the Club before the Secretary / Additional Secretary. The Secretary / Additional Secretary shall then decide on the matter which shall however be subject to ratification by the Stewards of the Club, with such modifications as they may deem appropriate at their discretion. However, in the event of the Stewards of the Club considering enhancement of any punishment decided by the Secretary / Additional Secretary, then, the Stewards of the Club shall give a hearing to such person(s) concerned before ratifying the decision / order in the matter with any enhancement of punishment. An Appeal shall lie to the Board of Appeal from the decision or order ratified by the Stewards of the Club and the Rules relating to filing of Appeals to the Board of Appeal set out in the Rules shall apply.
 
3.         Notwithstanding what is stated in this Notification, the Stewards of the Club shall have power at all times and from time to time to suo motto call for and deal with and decide on any matter herein provided by themselves, provided that the Secretary / Additional Secretary  has not taken a decision in the matter. The Stewards of the Club shall consider and decide such matters as per the Rules of Racing, Notifications etc. of the Club in force from time to time. In such matter(s), the Secretary / Additional Secretary shall not be entitled to decide thereon.  It is clarified that the provisions of this Notification is without prejudice to the powers of the Stewards of the Club / Board of Appeal under the Articles / Rules of Racing, Notifications etc. of the Club  and do not derogate from the same.
 
4.       The provisions of this Notification shall be applicable to all race days of the Club and intervenue betting days. Club’s premises shall include Club’s Off Course                 Betting Centres (“OCBCs”).
 
5.        This Notification shall not be applicable to racing centres such as Delhi Race Club which conduct racing under the Rules of Racing of Royal Western India Turf             Club, Ltd.
 
6.       The Stewards of the Club, with concurrence of the Committee of the Club, shall have power at all time and from time to time to amend / modify this Notification            without prior intimation.
 
7.         This Notification shall come into force and effect on and from 1st May 2018.
 
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE STEWARDS OF THE CLUB,
 
 
                                                                Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
                                                                ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.
 
Mumbai: 25th April 2018.

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