The All India Chess Federation decided to recommend Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand for the coveted 'Bharat Ratna' award.
At its Central Council meeting on Tuesday, the Federation unanimously passed a resolution to recommend World Champion Anand for the most prestigious award.
The Central Council also unanimously decided to disaffiliate West Bengal Chess Association and formed an Ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the West Bengal Chess.
The members of the Ad-hoc committee are: Debashis Barua, Atanu Lahari (Convener) and Tharun Banerjee
It was also decided to explore the possibility of tying up with Tenvic Sports (Founded by former India cricketer Anil Kumble) with regard to setting up a National Chess Academy which will try to promote chess coaching.