|[ Etc ] Amendment to the Articles of Association of Kukkiwon¡¦Approved by the Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism|
As Kukkiwon¡¯s amendment to the articles of association (new articles of association) was approved by the Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (hereinafter referred to as the MCST), it has gained momentum to promote tasks such as the president selection.
Kukkiwon held the ¡®13th Temporary Meeting of Board of Council in 2020¡¯ at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, in Kukkiwon lecture room. The amendments to the articles of association, regulation on the director recommendation committee, and regulation on president selection management have been reviewed and decided.
The new articles of association reviewed and decided by the Kukkiwon Board of Council has been approved by the Minister of MCST on Wednesday, December 9.
The core of new articles of association is president selection procedure improvement.
The new articles of association regulate the majority vote of the President Selection Committee to be valid, and the president is to be decided through a majority vote among the valid votes. However, if no candidate receives the majority vote, then there will be another vote between the candidates that gained the most and second-most votes; the candidate with the majority vote in the revote will become the president.
If the majority votes are a tie in the revote between the candidates with the most votes, the one with a higher Taekwondo Dan will be elected. If the Taekwondo Dan is also the same, the one who passed the final Dan test earlier will be decided as the president.
It is an improvement of the existing inefficient method of revoting until the candidate with the majority vote has been selected if there is no candidate with the majority vote in the revote between the candidates with the most votes.
In addition to the existing full-time positions, the President of Kukkiwon and the President of World Taekwondo Academy, a vice-president of administrative division (full-time employment) has been newly established and also made possible to be additionally appointed, in order to seek the stabilization of the administration and effective promotion of the target business.
The vice president of administrative division may be appointed from among the directors, and the President of World Taekwondo Academy may be appointed from among the directors or from persons outside the Board of Council.
Both of the vice presidents will be recommended by the president and appointed with a majority vote of the directors on the register.
The remunerations for the full-time officers shall follow the remuneration regulations but requires approval from the Board of Council. Professional committees necessary to operate Kukkiwon, such as a special committee, must also be approved by the Board of Council.
A basis for ¡°online voting¡± was also prepared in the event of natural disasters such as new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or a special occasion such as inflow of infectious disease.
In addition, the details related to online voting requires separate regulations to be set and approval from the Board of Directors.
Besides, the term for auditors has been shortened from three to two years, and ¡°Director Recommendation Committee of Kukkiwon¡± has been adjusted from 12 to 10, excluding two domestic and international review recommendation contributors.
Since August, Kukkiwon formed the Subcommittee for the Amendment of the Articles of Association and gathered various opinions through general meetings, task force (TF) meetings, expert opinion hearings, online public hearings to prepare the amendment of the articles of association.
Afterward, the 10th Temporary Meetings of the Board of Council in 2020 (held on October 5) and the 12th Temporary Meetings of the Board of Council in 2020 (held on November 12) reviewed and decided the new articles of association, and respectively requested approval from the Minister of MCST but were rejected.
Meanwhile, this president election is defined as a by-election, and the term of office is the remaining term of the predecessor, and a maximum of 75 President Selection Committee members will gain voting rights.