All India Council of Sports Constituted

2019 ias preliminary exam test series

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has constituted ‘All India Council of Sports’, headed by Prof V.K. Malhotra, being its President in the rank of Minister of State.

All India Council of Sports also includes the following:
Shri Sachin Tendulkar, MP (Rajya Sabha),
Smt. P.T. Usha (Athletics),
Shri Limba Ram (Archery),
Ms. N. Kunjarani Devi (Weightlifting),
Shri I.M. Vijayan (Football),
Shri P. Gopichand (Badminton),
Shri Baichung Bhutia (Football),
Shri Uday Shankar, CEO Star India,
Shri Vishwanathan Anand (Chess),
Shri Sandeep Pradhan, Director General, Sports Authority of Gujarat,
Secretary (Sports), Government of Madhya Pradesh,
Secretary (Sports), Government of Assam,
President/Secretary General, Indian Olympic Association,
Secretary, Department of Sports, Government of India,
Director General, Sports Authority of India,
Director General, National Anti Doping Agency,
Vice Chancellor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE),
Joint Secretary, Department of Sports, Government of India, as members.

current affairsSecretary, Sports Authority of India is Member Secretary of the Council. Other members of the Council will be nominated in due course.

The Council will be an advisory body for the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and will advise the Ministry on matters relating to:

  • the promotion and development of sports and games in the country including popularizing sports amongst the youth as a way of life;
  • increasing outreach of sports to rural and tribal areas, areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), North East and Jammu & Kashmir;
  • implementation of policies for promotion of sports and games in the country;
  • matters relating to promotion of inclusiveness in sports with special focus on women, differently-abled, tribals etc;
  • preventing drug abuse in sports, fraud of age and sexual harassment of women in sports;
  • bringing professionalism, transparency and good governance in functioning of National Sports Federations;
  • ways and means to raise resources for the promotion of sports and games in the country;
  • promotion of sports sciences and sports medicine;
  • augmenting sports infrastructure and ensuring its proper utilization;
  • matters relating to participation and performance of sportspersons and teams in international sporting events;
  • issues arising out of match fixing and other malpractices in competitive sports;
    ways and means to promote indigenous games in the country, early identification of sports talent and nurturing of the identified talent;
  • integration of sports in educational curriculum in schools, colleges and universities;
    Welfare measures for sportspersons.

Read – Shashank Manohar Elected BCCI President

The Council may organize national, international conferences, seminars, symposia etc., for promotion of sports and games in the country.

The Council will meet from time to time, at least once in a quarter, and deliberate on matters relating to the promotion and development of sports and games in the country.

Current Affairs for IAS Exam