Working Group Constituted for Re-drafting of the Sports Code
The Sports Ministry on Tuesday constituted a nine-member Working Group which will prepare a revised draft of the National Sports Development Code (NSDCI) and submit its recommendations within three months.
The Working Group will be headed by Delhi High Court Judge CK Mahajan (<g data-gr-id="10">Retd</g>.) and has former hockey skipper Ajitpal Singh and former national TT champion Indu Puri as its prominent members. The Sports Code came into force in <g data-gr-id="13">2011</g> but Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and several other National Sports Federations (NSFs) refused to follow Age and Tenure Guidelines.
“Since then a lot of developments have taken place in sports sector necessitating more accountability and transparency in the functioning of the sports bodies. Hence, further amendments to the various provisions of NSDCI need to be re-examined and bring about suitable amendments to relevant provisions of the NSDCI,” a ministry release said.