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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
07-April-2011 12:37 IST
Sports Ministry Constitutes Committee to Examine Comments and Suggestions on Proposed Sports Legislation



            Sports Ministry has constituted a Committee under the chairmanship of Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, to examine, in details, the comments and suggestions received from various quarters and make appropriate recommendations to fine-tune the draft National Sports Development Bill.


            The Ministry on 22nd February, 2011 published on its website a Preliminary Exposure draft on the proposed National Sports Development Bill and invited  all stakeholders, including sports bodies, sportspersons and general public  to submit their comments and suggestions on the draft within 30 days. A large number of responses have been received on the Preliminary Exposure draft.


            The other Members of the Committee will be the following:-


1.     Shri Prakash Padukone, eminent retired athlete

2.     Ms. Ashwini Nachappa, eminent retired athlete.

3.     Ms. Jhanja Tripathi, Secretary & Executive Director,

Railways Sports Promotion Board

4.     Representative of Indian Olympic Association

(to be nominated by President, IOA)

5.     Joint Secretary (Sports) of Sports Department, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.


            The term of reference of the Committee shall be as follows:-


i)                    To examine all comments and suggestions received, from both sports governance and legal angle.

ii)                  To make specific recommendations on each comments/suggestion with specific reference to sports administration, sports development and welfare of sportspersons.

iii)                To make specific comments on  role delineation between the Government, the National Olympic Committee, National Sports Federations, Sports Authority of India and others.

iv)                To make specific comments on the sports arbitration mechanism.

v)                  To make specific recommendations on incentivizing good governance in sports.

vi)                Any other recommendations the Committee may like to make.


            The Committee has been asked to give its report  and recommendations in two week.