The Union Sports Ministry on 6 April 2011 formed a committee, headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana to fine-tune the draft National Sports Development Bill. The committee will also include badminton legend Prakash Padukone and former sprinter Ashwini Nachappa, who is also the Vice-President of Cleansports India. The panel will also have on board Jhanja Tripathi, Secretary and Executive Director, Railway Sports Promotion Board, who was formerly with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and a representative of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to be nominated by the IOA president and the Joint Secretary (Sports) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The committee would look into all suggestions and comments from sports governance and legal angles on the draft National Sports Development Bill. The committee will also give specific comments on role delineation among the Government, the IOA, the federations and the SAI and provide comments on sports arbitration mechanism, among other things.
The panel has been asked to submit its report within two weeks from its formation.
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