Union Sports Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry Friday launched three major initiatives - online portal for schemes of department of sports, National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) website and revised scheme of cash award, national welfare and pension to sportspersons.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, while announcing the new initiatives from his ministry, said they were launched with a vision to make these schemes more user-friendly, easy to access and transparent.

May 04, 2022 19:05
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation on has refuted reports that the Union Sports Ministry has approved an audit of the AIFF after the special cell of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), allegedly found financial irregularities in the apex football body.
Apr 29, 2022 19:04
NEW DELHI: The Central government's justification in cutting funding to the All India Football Federation by almost 85% over the past four years has been called out by AIFF general secretary Kushal Das. 
Apr 20, 2022 20:04
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Wednesday said it will send just two more reminders to the national sports federations (NSFs) that are still to amend their constitutions in line with the National Sports Development Code of India 2011 (NSDCI), after which "strict action" would follow in September.
Apr 12, 2022 06:04
NEW DELHI: Praful Patel has no mandate to continue as All India Football Federation (AIFF) president as he has already served three terms and the national body should hold elections without further delay. 
Jan 10, 2022 18:01
NEW DELHI: Golfers Anirban Lahiri, Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar, ace rider Fouaad Mirza, and Alpine skiier Mohammed Arif Khan are among the 10 athletes added by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) to the list of athletes who would be provided support under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
Jul 05, 2021 18:07
ITANAGAR: The Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry has granted formal recognition to WAKO India Kickboxing Federation as a national sports federation for promotion and development of kickboxing. The recognition was granted on 2 July.
May 26, 2021 17:05
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Tuesday dedicated a total of 143 Khelo India Centres across seven states with a total budget estimate of Rs 143 million. These centres will be entrusted with one sports discipline each. The states include Maharashtra, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
May 21, 2021 17:05
NEW DELHI: Even as India is still to come to grips with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been raging unabated across the country, the Union Sports Ministry appears confident that the Khelo India Youth Games can go ahead this year. And has even sanctioned Rs 206.7 million in funds for designated host state Haryana. 
Feb 02, 2021 18:02
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.