Union Sports Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Monday made clear that the power to relax the provisions of the National Sports Development Code 2011 lies solely with the Central government.

L Siddhartha Singh, Joint Secretary in the Sports Ministry, in a circular accessed by PTI, informed that the government has decided to add the relaxation clause provision in the National Sports Code 2011.

Jan 18, 2021 11:01
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Sunday said it has decided to name all the upcoming and upgraded facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after renowned athletes who have brought accolades for the country. The initiative is meant to honour sporting heroes of the country, SAI stated in a press release.
Dec 18, 2020 17:12
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Thursday announced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport, with an aim of enhancing interest in Yoga among people around the globe.
Dec 17, 2020 18:12
NEW DELHI: India has pledged $1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency towards WADA's scientific research budget, which will allow the agency to develop innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods.  The money will also be used to further strengthen WADA's independent Investigations and Intelligence Department.
Dec 09, 2020 18:12
MUMBAI: The Indian Golf Union (IGU) and Bridge Federation of India (BFI), both among the national sports federations (NSFs) that have been given a December 31 deadline to hold elections or face derecognition, have opted to conduct their respective polls online. 
Nov 24, 2020 19:11
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has requested the Union Sports Ministry to relax the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for foreign players keen to participate in next year’s Yonex Sunrise India Open Super 500 tournament.
Nov 09, 2020 11:11
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) and they will now be upgraded on a consolidated budget estimated at Rs 673.2 million for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent, ANI reports.
Nov 09, 2020 11:11
NEW DELHI: A Delhi High Court special Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Najmi Waziri, which heard the fresh petition filed by sports lawyer Rahul Mehra on Tuesday, has asked the Union Spo­r­ts Ministry to show whether the 41 National Sports Federations comply with the National Sports Development Code of India (2011), New Indian Express reports.
Nov 05, 2020 13:11
NEW DELHI: Days after the Union Sports Ministry granted recognition to 41 National Sports Federations (NSFs), sports lawyer Rahul Mehra has approached Delhi High Court to quash those decisions arguing that the National Sports Development Code (2011) has been violated, reports New Indian Express.
Oct 22, 2020 11:10
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has decided to grant recognition to 27 national sports federations, according to an affidavit it has filed before the Delhi High Court, reports PTI. According to the affidavit, 13 NSFs, including athletics, boxing and golf, have been told to hold elections of their office bearers before the end of this year.
Oct 20, 2020 12:10
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has conveyed its decision to grant annual recognition to 12 more National Sports Federations (NSF) through an affidavit to the Delhi High Court on Monday, reports the New Indian Express. This is in addition to the 18 NSFs it had decided to give recognition to earlier.