Sports Ministry sets up working group to update & revise Sports Code

NEW DELHI: A working group has been set up by the Sports Ministry headed by retired Delhi High Judge CK Mahajan to review the National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI) and suggest changes.


In a report to be submitted in three months, the Group will also examine the NSDCI from both sports governance and legal angles and fine-tune/revise the same with the purpose of making it more precise and succinct.


It will make specific recommendations on preparation of Electoral College and streamlining of State/District bodies.


The Government has been issuing various instructions from time to time and taking several initiatives to ensure transparency and good governance in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and in various sports federations of the country.


All the orders, notifications, instructions and circulars issued till 2001 were amalgamated with necessary modifications, into one comprehensive NSDCI 2011, which came into force with immediate effect from 31 January that year.


Further amendments to the various provisions of NSDCI need to be re-examined to ensure suitable amendments to relevant provisions as a lot of developments have taken place in sports sector necessitating more accountability and transparency in the functioning of the sports bodies.


Members of the Group are lawyer Pallavi Shroff, former hockey captain Ajitpal Singh, Arjuna awardee for table tennis Indu Puri, sports journalist Neeru Bhatia, Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry joint secretary Onkar Kedia, and Ministry Advisor Lt Gen Rajiv Bhalla. The Secretary of the Sports Authority of India will be the member secretary.

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