GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of: Youth Affairs And Sports
DEPARTMENT OF: SPORTS
STARRED QUESTION NO 254 TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.08.2015
National Sports Bill
254. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Government is planning to bring in a National Sports Bill which mandates all Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations to come under the ambitof the RTI; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons there for?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR
YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
(SHRI SARBANANDA SONOWAL)
(a) & (b): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 254 FOR REPLY ON 12.8.15 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR REGARDING NATIONAL SPORTS BILL
(a) &(b) Sir, Government has issued instructions on 30.3.2010 whereby all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) belonging to Olympic and non-Olympic sports receiving grant of Rs.10 lakhs or more have been declared as public authorities under the Right to Information Act, 2005. Also a Working Group was constituted by the Government for drafting of the National Sports Development Bill (NSDB), under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd) MukulMudgal. The Working Group submitted the initial draft of the Bill in July 2013, containing, inter-alia, the provisions to bring sports federations under the ambit of Right to Information Act, which was placed in public domain inviting suggestions/comments of general public and stakeholders. The draft of the Bill, incorporating the feedback received on it, has been submitted by the Working Group. The same was circulated among various Ministries/Departments of Government for India seeking comments. A large number of suggestions/comments have been received on the NSDB. Deliberations on the draft of NSDB are not yet over.
Government wants all sports bodies to adopt measures to ensure transparency and good governance.