Mr Anurag Thakur
Minister of Sports
The bill seeks to create a statutory framework for tackling doping in sports and give greater powers to the NADA (National Anti Doping Agency) in terms of investigation, violations and disciplinary procedures.
Salient Points ()
The bill prohibits athletes, athlete support personnel and other persons from engaging in doping in sport.
Support personnel includes the coach, trainer, manager, team staff, medical personnel, and other persons working with or treating or assisting an athlete.
The bill proposes to form National Anti-Doping Agency as a body corporate (earlier one is established as a society).
The functions of new NADA include:
- Planning, implementing and monitoring anti-doping activities
- Investigating anti-doping violations
- Promoting anti-doping research
The bill powers agency to collect personnel data of athletes like sex, medical history and whereabouts.
The bill establishes to form a national anti doping board which will monitor, oversee and give directions to the agency.
The board will also form national anti-doping disciplinary panel for determining consequences and hearing appeals.
- The previous body NADA had no authority to conduct raids.
- The current NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory) is suspended by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) for failing to meet technical requirements.
Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
WHY (as per the govt)
Salient Points ()
It would give more powers of investigation, violations, disciplinary procedures, inspection, sample collection and sharing free flow of information.
It would give legislative backing to anti-doping norms in the country.
It would provide for the establishment of the NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory) and other dope testing laboratories.