Ten new additional secretaries appointed; Rajiv Kumar new Establishment Officer

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice
Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice

Sports Authority of India boss Jiji Thomson has quit with immediate effect citing injustice by the Government over his promotion and the IAS officer says his departure comes at an inopportune time with the Rio Olympics scheduled in mid 2016.

SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal
SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal

Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to launch the national academy for medium and long distance races here on December 23, its Director General Jiji Thomson said on Thursday.

Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh's services: Narinder Batra
Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh's services: Narinder Batra

 Terry Walsh may have expressed a desire to again take up the Indian coaching job, but Hockey India on Tuesday made it clear that it doesn't require the services of the Australian anymore.

Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if HI agrees: SAI
Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if HI agrees: SAI

Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI).

SAI dismisses reports of pregnancy tests on minors as baseless

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Friday dismissed reports of minor boxers being subjected to pregnancy tests as baseless saying the World Women Boxing championship squad does not have a single boxer under the age of 18.

Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh withdraws resignation
Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh withdraws resignation

India men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh, who resigned on Tuesday, has withdrawn his resignation after meeting with Sports Authority of India (SAI). This in turn comes as a big relief to the Indian hockey board.

SAI keen to resolve Terry Walsh matter, want him to stay
SAI keen to resolve Terry Walsh matter, want him to stay

After a high-drama exit of Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh, who resigned following a "pay dispute" with the Sports Authority of India, the SAI DG Jiji Thomson has assured that the matter will be "resolved" as they want the veteran Australian to continue.

Terry Walsh resigns as chief hockey coach, triggers a blame game
Terry Walsh resigns as chief hockey coach, triggers a blame game

 In a sudden jolt to Indian hockey, chief coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday resigned from his post because of a "pay dispute" with the Sports Authority of India, barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.

HI secretary general Batra hits back at SAI DG

 Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra today hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned.

Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games
Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games

Indian Olympic Association Wednesday released a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games which the government said will be pruned down before finalising the final contingent early next week.

SAI Director General offers Hockey India to shift camp to repair NIS pitch
SAI Director General offers Hockey India to shift camp to repair NIS pitch

Barely days after Hockey India's complaint of "dangerous" artificial turf at women's team training centre at Patiala, Sports Authority of India today offered HI to shift the camp at other venues to repair the pitch.

Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General
Boxers may not compete under National flag in Asian Games: SAI Director General

With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month.

It`s official - no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations, the Sports Ministry today stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar`s hopes of getting the sporting honour.

HI-SAI in collision course after cancellation of women`s camp

A war of words have broken out between Hockey India and Sports Authority of India regarding the cancellation of junior women hockey team`s national camp with the SAI accusing HI of overshooting the allocated budget.

`Insulted` Manoj Kumar to file case against Sports Ministry

Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year`s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the "injustice" meted out to him.

National Sports Federations have to be transparent: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Ministry today stated in clear terms that it expects complete transparency from all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) and also sought their support for corruption and controversy-free sport.

Asian Games result will determine Walsh, Oltmans` future: SAI

Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson today made it clear that if Indian hockey team fares poorly at the Asian Games, it may spell ouster of India hockey coach Terry Walsh as well as high performance director Roelant Oltmans.

SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games

Sports Authority of India today backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games here, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi`s withdrawal.

SAI hits back at Walsh for hockey camp comment

Sports Authority of India on Friday hit back at hockey chief coach Terry Walsh`s outburst against holding the camp for World Cup-bound side in sweltering heat here, saying that it was the national federation and team management which had decided it.