Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee

justice mudhgalThe Union Sports Ministry on 6 April 2011 formed a committee, headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana to fine-tune the draft National Sports Development Bill. The committee will also include badminton legend Prakash Padukone and former sprinter Ashwini Nachappa, who is also the Vice-President of Cleansports India. The panel will also have on board Jhanja Tripathi, Secretary and Executive Director, Railway Sports Promotion Board, who was formerly with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and a representative of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to be nominated by the IOA president and the Joint Secretary (Sports) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

The terms of reference of the Working Group shall be as follows:

(a) To examine the existing draft Bill from both sports governance and legal angles and fine-tune/revise the same with the purpose of making it more precise and succinct.

(b) To recommend draft model rules to be framed under the Bill.

(c) To examine the requirement for a separate model Sports Development Bill for enactment by the States.

(d) To examine the possibility of constituting separate bodies like a Sports Election Commission, a Dispute Resolution Tribunal and an Ethics Committee and suggest their power functions constitution and funding provisions etc.

(e) To make specific recommendations on preparation of Electoral College and streamlining of State/District bodies.

(f) To make any other recommendations, as deemed fit.

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