Union Sports Ministry on 1 April 2014 derecognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) with an immediate effect after its refusal to comply with its directives. This ban can be considered as a second blow to IABF, as earlier it was terminated by its international parent body, International Boxing Association (AIBA). AIBA terminated on the allegations of rigged elections and corruption.
Earlier, it was suspended provisionally by the Ministry in December 2012. Its suspension came with a direction to hold fresh elections and make its combination complaint with National Sports Code.
In its statement it said that any National Sports Federation is recognized on the on the current legal status of the organization, recognition by the International Federation, the Asian Federation and the Indian Olympic Association, IOA in respect of Olympic Sports.