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OVERVIEW

Excellent performance in Olympics and other international sports events has become a matter of national prestige and pride and also an indication of quality of development. When we take an overall view, the performance of India in such events has not been optimal. Absence of sports culture, the lack of sufficient facilities like qualified coaches/specialists, sports infrastructure and inadequate sponsors to sportspersons for their training/coaching have been found to be some of the reasons for the sub-optimal performance. National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) has been created to bridge this gap.

NSDF aims to mobilizing resources from Government as well as non-government organizations and individuals to provide required support for promotion of specific sports disciplines and improving performance of Indian sports in the major international events.

Institutions, government and non-government organizations exclusively dealing with promotion of sports and individual sportspersons of outstanding ability will be eligible for getting financial assistance from NSDF for specific projects.

INTRODUCTION

The National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) was established in 1998, under Charitable Endowments Act 1890, vide Government of India Notification dated 12th November 1998. The NSDF supports sportspersons to excel in the field by providing opportunities to train under coaches of international repute with technical, scientific and psychological support and also in getting exposure to international competitions.

Financial assistance is also provided to specific projects for promotion of sports and games sponsored by reputed Organizations/Institutes, provided the facilities so created are made available to a sizeable population of the area/region.

The office of NSDF is located in Shastri Bhavan in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

OBJECTIVES

Ø To administer and apply the moneys of the Fund for promotion of sports in general and specific sports disciplines and individual sports persons in particular for achieving excellence at the National and International level;

Ø To impart special training and coaching in relevant sports disciplines to sports persons, coaches and sports specialists;

Ø To construct and maintain infrastructure for promotion of sports and games;

Ø To supply sports equipment to organizations and individuals for promotion of sports and games;

Ø To identify problems and take up research and development studies for providing support to excellence in sports;

Ø To promote international cooperation, in particular, exchanges which may promote the development of sports; and

Ø  To provide low interest or interest free loans for projects and activities related to any of the aforesaid objects.

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The Council

The Fund is managed by a Council constituted by the Central Government. The Council has been last re-constituted by the Government in March 2012 with the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports as Chairperson. The Members of the Council include senior officers in the Department of Sports/Sports Authority of India. The representatives of the Apex industry organizations namely, FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM have been included in the Council as members. The representatives of Sports Promotion Boards of reputed organizations are also members of the Council. Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is the ex-officio Member Secretary of the Council.

The Council decides all policy matters relating to the Fund and frame rules and regulations for the management of the Fund.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has also been re-constituted by the Government in March 2012 with Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports as President (Ex-officio). Secretary, Sports Authority of India and Director/Deputy Secretary (Finance) in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports are members of the Executive Committee. Director/Deputy Secretary in-charge of NSDF in the Department of Sports is the Member Secretary of the Executive Committee.

The day to day working of the Fund is managed by the Executive Committee. The Member Secretary of the Executive Committee is the custodian of all records of the Fund and manages the day to day affairs of the Fund.

Council of NSDF constituted vide Notification S.O. 525(E) dated 22.03.2012

S. No.

Name & Designation

Capacity

Ex-officio

1.

Union Minister (in-charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports

Chairperson

2.

Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Member

3.

Director General, Sports Authority of India

Member

4.

Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises or his representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary

Member

5.

Financial Advisor, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Member

6.

Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Member Secretary (ex-officio)

Other Members

7.

Representative of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

Member

8.

Representative of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)

Member

9.

Representative of the Associated Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCHAM)

Member

10-11.

Two representatives, by rotation, from Services Sports Control Board, Petroleum Sports Control Board, Railway Sports Promotion Board, All India Police Sports Control Board and SAIL Sports Control Board (Two members)

Member

Executive Committee constituted vide Notification S.O. 525(E) dated 22.03.2012

S. No.

Name & designation

Capacity

Ex-officio

1.

Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

President (Ex-Officio)

2.

Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI)

President (Ex-Officio)

3.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

President (Ex-Officio)

4.

Financial Adviser, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

President (Ex-Officio)

5.

Director/Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

President (Ex-Officio)

6.

Adviser (CSP), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Member

Subject Attachment File
List of Athletes in TOP Scheme 102 Athletes July 2015 Download (136.56 KB) pdf
NSDF Financial Assistance Form Download (187.33 KB) pdf
National Sports Development Fund Guidelines Download (485.67 KB) pdf
TOP Scheme FAQ Download (1.23 MB) pdf
Clarification on TOP Scheme FAQ 21.3.15 Download (117.94 KB) pdf
Office Order TOP Scheme Download (225.92 KB) pdf
Summary of Assistance to Organizations by NSDF Download (112.36 KB) pdf
Summary of Assistance to Athletes and Achievements under NSDF Download (152 KB) pdf
Contributions to NSDF Download (207.13 KB) pdf
National Sports Development Fund Gazette Notification Download (6.26 MB) pdf

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