AFI's move came after it asked three athletes -- triple jumpers Renjith Maheshwary and Mayookha Johny and marathoner Ram Singh Yadav -- to prove fitness before leaving for London Olympics.
AFI's contention is that they have not taken part in any competition after crossing the Olympics qualification mark.
AFI President Adille Sumariwala told PTI that the selection committee discussed the issue as it has been a practice followed in the United States and Jamaica.
"The selection committee in its meeting on July 9 discussed about having selection trials in future before Olympics or other major international events. The selection committee will put up a note on this matter and the executive committee will take the final call," Sumariwala said.
In US and Jamaica, however, selection trials are held as these countries have so many athletes who crosses Olympic 'A' qualification standard in each track and field event. Only three athletes who cross 'A' standard can take part in a track and field event in the Olympics.
Sumirawala, who represented the country in 100m race in 1980 Moscow Olympics, said that the idea behind having selection trials is to ensure that only fit athletes take part in big events such as the Olympics.
"In the past unfit athletes had gone to Olympics. We have to ensure that the athletes we are sending to the Olympics are fit and they perform. We don't want to send unfit athletes to enjoy for two weeks," Sumirawala said from Bangalore where the National Youth Athletics Championships is being held. More