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National Sports Federations

IOA seeks meeting with Ministry on Sports Code, warns of another suspension by IOC

 The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has asked Sports Ministry to initiate a dialogue on proposed changes in the draft Sports Code, with a veiled warning that any unilateral action on the part of the

Jun 10, 2018, 19:23 PM IST

Sports Ministry issues NSFs warning, disclose info online or risk getting derecognised

Sports Minister Vijay Goel has said that this will bring transparency in working of sports federations.

Nov 11, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

Resolution passed to transfer sports to Concurrent List from the State List, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

The transfer of sports in the Concurrent List has been a tricky issue since such an effort of the sports ministry had failed in 2009 when a Bill was withdrawn due to lack of consensus among the states.

Oct 27, 2016, 19:42 PM IST

Sports ministry to give more incentives to athletes, coaches ahead of Rio Olympics: Report

India's sports ministry has decided to come up with a variety of incentives for athletes, coaches and National Sports Federations (NSFs).

Oct 28, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline

 The Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to recognize 'Yoga' as a sports discipline and place it in the 'Priority' category.

Sep 01, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

No clarity over strength of support regarding IOA chief N Ramachandran's ouster

All India Football Federation has joined the bandwagon of those national and state sports bodies which have called for the ouster of Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran even as there's no clarity regarding the strength of the support of the move.

Jun 18, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

Two more NSFs join support to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran

The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President (IOA) N Ramachandran on Tuesday got support from two more National Sports Federations, taking the total number of NSFs demanding a No Confidence Motion against him to 16.

May 26, 2015, 17:17 PM IST

Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last

The Indian government has finally recognised motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF).

Apr 24, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Ministry issues new instructions to NSFs for conduct of events

 In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments.

Apr 23, 2015, 18:12 PM IST

9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry

 Nine sporting disciplines -- including athletics, hockey and shooting -- were today upgraded to the newly-introduced 'high priority' category in the latest classification undertaken by the Sports Ministry which will ensure central funding for their national and zonal events.

Mar 23, 2015, 14:38 PM IST

Arun Jaitley advises NSFs to professionalise admin structure

In a significant statement pertaining to the functioning of National Sports Federations, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the NSFs should "professionalise their administrative structure rather than continue as oligarchies".

Mar 21, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Ministry asks NSFs, IOA to conduct elections on time

 The Sports Ministry has asked all National Sports Federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to conduct their elections at least one month before the term of its office bearers.

Feb 10, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

IOA to fund NSFs, state units; reward for CWG, Asiad medalists

Indian Olympic Association on Friday laid out a plan to improve its financial condition by deciding to attract corporate sponsorship to fund the national sports federations and state Olympic bodies while also announcing cash rewards for medal winners of the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Dec 19, 2014, 21:56 PM IST

Government allows 5 out of 28 disciplines to have managers in Asiad

The government on Wednesday allowed five out of the 28 disciplines to include managers in their respective squads for the upcoming Asian Games even though the Indian Olympic Association and National Sports Federations slammed the move.

Sep 10, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

No decision on Indian team for Asian Games yet: Sports Minister

The suspense over the strength of India's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today saying that a decision on the final list of athletes and officials will be taken in the next couple of days.

Sep 05, 2014, 17:19 PM IST

Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sarbanabda Sonowal

The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the RTI Act.

Aug 13, 2014, 17:15 PM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2014, 14:10 PM IST

Sports bodies receiving 10 lakh and above to come under RTI

The government of India has declared today that all sports bodies receiving a grant of Rupees 10 lakh or more annually will come under the purview of Right to Information (RTI) act.

Aug 06, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

47 sports feds amend constitution to set 70 yrs age limit for office bearers

As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2014, 14:06 PM IST

NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign

In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative.

May 04, 2014, 15:11 PM IST