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Sports Ministry constitutes new committee to review draft of National Code for Good Governance in Sports

The Ministry of Sports has constituted a 13-member expert committee to review the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017.

Nov 28, 2019 13:15 IST
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The Union Ministry of Sports has constituted a 13-member expert committee to review the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017.

The committee, chaired by Retired SC Justice Mukundakam Sharma, will be required to suggest measures for making the Draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017 acceptable to all stakeholders.

Some of the prominent members of the expert committee include Pullela Gopichand, Anju Bobby George, Gagan Narang and Baichung Bhutia.

Objective

The committee’s recommendations are expected to help strike a balance between the autonomy of the NSFs through the need for accountability and transparency.  It would also help bring the government and all the stakeholders on the same page as far as the code is concerned.

Expert Committee: Composition

1. Chairperson: Retired SC Justice Mukundakam Sharma

Members

2. Indian Olympic Association Representative

3. Ajay Singh, Present of Boxing Federation of India

4. BP Baishya, President of Indian Weightlifting Federation

5. Adille Sumeriwala, President of Athletics Federation

6. Pullela Gopichand, Badminton Coach

7. Dr. A Jayathilak IAS, Principal Secretary (Sports), Kerala

8. SAI Director-General or his representative

10. Anju Bobby George, World Athletics Championship Medallist

11. Bhaichung Bhutia, Footballer

12. Gagan Narang, Olympic Medallist

13. Sports Joint Secretary 

Expert Committee: Terms of Reference

The committee will be required to examine the comments received from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other national sports federations on the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017.

The committee will also be required to review the draft of the national code with the present code.

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports constitutes a 13-member expert committee to review the Draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017. Former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia, Olympic medalist Gagan Narang and others among the members.

Following is the full government order:

 

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