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Government Constitutes Working Group for Drafting National Sports Development Bill, 2013

Transparency and good governance in sports federations of the country is imperative for development of sports in India. For this purpose, the government drafted a Sports Development Bill in 2011. It has now been decided that further consultations are required with the stake-holders on the provisions of the Bill.

To facilitate the holding of such consultations and prepare a revised draft of the Bill as well as draft rules to be formulated under the Bill, it has been decided to constitute a Working Group under the Chairmanship of Justice Mukul Mudgal. The other members of the Working Group are Shri Rahul Mehra, Shri Vidhuspat Singhania, Shri Abhinav Bindra, Shri Boria Mazumdar, Shri Narinder Batra, Shri BVP Rao, Shri Sayan Chatterjee, Shri Viren Rasquinha, Joint Secretary (Sports), MYAS, Director (Sports), MYAS and Ms Mitali.

The terms of reference of the Working Group shall be as follows:

(a) To examine the existing draft Bill from both sports governance and legal angles and fine-tune/revise the same with the purpose of making it more precise and succinct.

(b) To recommend draft model rules to be framed under the Bill.

(c) To examine the requirement for a separate model Sports Development Bill for enactment by the States.

(d) To examine the possibility of constituting separate bodies like a Sports Election Commission, a Dispute Resolution Tribunal and an Ethics Committee and suggest their power functions constitution and funding provisions etc.

(e) To make specific recommendations on preparation of Electoral College and streamlining of State/District bodies.

(f) To make any other recommendations, as deemed fit.

The committee shall submit the Draft Bill by 31st May, 2013 and draft rules by 31st August, 2013.

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