Mode of Competition :
The teams will be divided into 6 or more groups depending on the number of teams participating and will play a preliminary league on single leg basis in their respective groups.
After completion of the preliminary league two top teams from each group will qualify for the play-off league, which will be played on a league/knock-out basis.
Points secured and goals scored and conceded in the preliminary league will not be carried forward for the play-off league.
The top eight teams after completion of the play-off league will be promoted to the First Division of the 2017-18 season.
The team standing last in each group after the completion of the preliminary league will be demoted to the Third Division of the 2017-18 season.