Govt. sets up committee on Sports Governance
New Delhi, January 5, 2017
The Government has constituted a nine-member committee headed by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas to study the existing sports governance framework and issues relating to sports governance in the country.
An official press release said here today that recent developments related to sports governance, including court judgements and international best practices, would be discussed by the committee.
It would make recommendations on bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across sports disciplines, the release said.
Apart from Srinivas as Chairman, the other members of the committee are Olympian Abhinav Bindra, Olympian Anju Bobby George, Prakash Padukone, former All-England badminton champion and coach, Narinder Batra, President, FIH, lawyer Nandan Kamath, coach Bishweshwar Nandi, sports journalist Vijay Lokpally and Joint Secretary (Sports), MYAS, Member Secretary.
Terms of reference of the committee are to identify basic universal principles of ethics and good governance based on the IOC Charter international best practices, draft National Sports Development Bill, National Sports Development Code, 2011, Supreme Court and High Court judgements, etc.; to identify issues pertaining to good governance in administration of sports in the country and to make specific recommendations for bringing out a comprehensive Sports Code to address the issues of governance pertaining to the National Olympic Committee and National Sports Federations.
The committee is required to submit its report within a month, the release added.