Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday said the National Sports Code might be implemented on state federations as well and asked the state ministers and secretaries to discuss the issue so that a decision can be reached with consensus.
“We recently had a meeting with NSFs and they themselves suggested that the code of conduct should be implemented on the state federations as well. So the state secretaries and ministries can think about it if we can implement this code on the state federations after proper discussion and consensus,” Goel said.
“We have to implement this code of conduct on approx 95 per cent of the federations and the High Court has also given us the go ahead.” Goel, who was addressing the ‘Conference of Ministers and Secretaries of The States’, said. He also said that Ministry has already started preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
“Although there was no complaint from any athlete regarding the TOP scheme, many asked why it was not implemented earlier. So though the Tokyo Olympics is still four years away, our ministry is working keeping in mind that it is happening next year so we plan to prepare in next two months the team selection, their coaching, Indian coach, foreign coach and other things,” he said.
Talking about foreign coaches, Goel said: “We will have open advertisement for appointment of foreign coaches so that no deserving coach is left out.”