Committee on National Sports Development Code

The Government has decided to constitute the following Committee to study the existing sports governance frame work, issues relating to sports governance in the country, recent developments related to sports governance, including court judgments & international best practices and make recommendations on bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across sports disciplines.

The committee will give its report within one month.

In the recent past the Ministry has already held meetings with the various stakeholders such as the National Sports Federations, Sports Ministers and Secretaries from different States, Olympians, Arjun Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, NGOs, field officers of the Sports Authority of India etc. on issues of good governance and transparency.

The new Committee will suggest improvements in the present National Sports Development Code on the basis of suggestions and feedback given in these meetings and submit a report within a month so that Sports Bodies work as per the public expectations for the promotion of sports in the country.

The Sports Ministry had to suspend the IOA till the time it reverses its decision to appoint Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala Life Presidents. Kalmadi has already backed out owing to public outrage but Chautala has refused to budge as of now.


i. Shri Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Sports) -Chairman
ii. Shri Abhinav Bindra, Olympian -Member
iii. Ms. Anju Bobby George, Olympian- Member
iv. Shri Praksh Padukone, Eminent Sports Person & Coach -Member
v. Shri Narinder Batra, President, FIH – Member
vi. Shri. Nandan Kamath, Lawyer- Member
vii. Shri Bishweshwar Nandi, Coach -Member
viii. Shri Vijay Lokpally, Sports Journalist- Member
ix. Joint Secretary (Sports), MYAS Member -Secretary

Terms of reference:

Terms of reference of the Committee are to identify basic universal principles of ethics and good governance based on the IOC Charter international best practices, draft National Sports Development Bill, National Sports Development Code, 2011, Supreme Court and High Court judgments, etc.; to identify issues pertaining to good governance in administration of sports in the country and to make specific recommendations for bringing out a comprehensive Sports Code to address the issues of governance pertaining to the National Olympic Committee and National Sports Federations.