GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2934
TO BE ANSWERED ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Proposal to Restructure the National Sports Federations (NSFs)
2934. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government proposes to restructure the National Sports Federations (NSFs) and recruit professionals to manage these bodies efficiently; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and by when this is likely to be done?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR
YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
(SHRI AJAY MAKEN)
(a) & (b) No, Sir. The National Sports Federations (NSFs) are autonomous bodies registered under the Societies Act and the Government normally does not interfere in their day to day affairs. However, Government has issued guidelines imposing age and tenure limit in respect of office bearers of National Sports Federations, including the Indian Olympic Association, which has further been reiterated in the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011, which was issued on 31.1.2011.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 374 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR FOR 06.09.2012 REGARDING
'CONFISCATION OF ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED MONEY'.
(a) to (c): The offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 are scheduled offences under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944. Accordingly, for an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, attachment/confiscation of property of corrupt public servants is done by applying the provisions of Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944. Further, the offences under sections 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 are scheduled offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). These offences are covered under paragraph 5 of Part B of the Schedule to PMLA, whereby only the offences where the total value in such offences is Rs. 30 lakhs or more are covered under the said Act. The Government has introduced the Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011 in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2011, whereby the said offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 are proposed to be moved from Part B to Part A (as Paragraph 8) of the Schedule to the Act and thus the threshold limit of Rs. 30 lakhs shall not be applicable, once the amendment is carried out.
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011, which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 27.12.2011 and presently stands referred to the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha, also provides for confiscation of property of the corrupt public servants. Clauses 29 and 30 of the Bill provide for attachment of assets acquired by corrupt means whereas Clause 31 of the Bill provides for confiscation of assets, proceeds, receipts and benefits arising or procured by means of corruption.