The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between sports bodies.This will be for first time the Sports Ministry will have system by which sports federations will be ranked or rated according to set parameters.These rankings will be based on the federations’ administrative capability, transparency, talent-spotting ability, and medal count of athletes. If the proposal gets a green light, this will be the first time when the ministry will put such a system in place.
the committee will take into consideration implementation of the sports code — which, among other things, bars officials over 70 years old.
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between the sports competitors.
- The sports ministry will set up committee for this purpose and the committee will comprise sports administrators, sportspersons and professionals from other fields, including chartered accountants and management experts.
- The committee which will be tasked with ranking the various sports federations will submit its findings. After that, an opportunity will be given to the sports federations to give their comments and state whether they think the rating is fair or not. After receiving the NSFs’ feedback, the rankings will be published.
- The NSFs or National Sports Federations will be ranked for the financial year 2017-18,the committee will also ask NSFs to submit audited accounts, give details of how professional management practices have been implemented, and how effectively they have addressed players’ grievances.
- The ranking system is needed as an incentive for national sports federations to improve their internal systems of management, governance and talent promotion.This move will hopefully spur healthy competition between federations and will, in turn, help the athletes and encourage sportsmanship.