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National Sports Development Code

National Sports Development Code

The government has constituted panel to draft National Sports Development Code. Former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone and athlete Anju Bobby George are a part of the nine-member government panel formed to make recommendations for bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across all disciplines. The committee will be headed by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas and will study issues related to sports governance, including court judgments and best international practices. Terms of reference of the Committee are to: a. 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. b. To identify issues pertaining to good governance in administration of sports in the country c. 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.

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