Navin Agarwal appointed DG of National Anti-Doping Agency

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved his appointment as Chief of NADA for five years term.

Created On: Jun 4, 2016 11:16 ISTModified On: Jun 4, 2016 13:01 IST

Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was on 3 June 2016 appointed as Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved his appointment as Chief of NADA. He is appointed to the post for five years term.

Navin Agarwal is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)

It was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 on 24 November 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.

The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

The primary functions of NADA are:

• To implement the Anti Doping Code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations  in the Country.

• To coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.

• To promote anti doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports.

• To adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and  continual improvement of the program.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports will be the Ex-officio Chairman of NADA while Secretary, Dept. of Sports Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports will act as Vice Chairman where Director General ofNADA will be Ex-officio Member Secretary of the Organisation.

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