Union Sports Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry, faced with the less than flattering optics around the country's top wrestlers resuming their sit-in protest here on Sunday in the wake of the apathetic handling of their grievances, on Monday cancelled the elections of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), that were scheduled for May 7. 

The ministry further directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to constitute an ad-hoc committee to conduct the polls within 45 days of its formation and also manage day-to-day affairs of the WFI.

Mar 20, 2023 16:03
Now this is an interesting development. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, when asked about India’s participation in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup, which Pakistan is scheduled to host, said during a media interaction on Sunday, that the BCCI should first make clear its own position on the vexed imbroglio. 
Jan 20, 2023 05:01
The country's top wrestlers on Thursday vowed to intensify their protest, saying the government has given them an assurance but not a "satisfactory response". The wrestlers said they will lodge multiple FIRs against Wrestling Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh if the WFI is not disbanded immediately.
Jan 19, 2023 19:01
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has taken cognizance of the unprecedented protest staged by the country's top grapplers, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games (CWG) medalists, in the capital in which women wrestlers have levelled serious charges of sexual harassment by the president and coaches of the Wrestling Federation of India and of mismanagement in the functioning of the WFI. 
Nov 28, 2022 18:11
NEW DELHI: Addressing the TURF2022 & India Sports Awards of FICCI, Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports,  noted that 2022 onwards has been very exciting for sports in India.  
Sep 15, 2022 09:09
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation Foundation and Rural Electrification Corporation Foundation on Wednesday for the development of sports in India. 
Aug 10, 2022 11:08
NEW DELHI: Even as the Committee of Administrators running Indian football wastes precious time airing its angst on perceived machinations being enacted by former AIFF president Praful Patel, the Centre, through the Sports Ministry, has filed an application with the Supreme Court seeking modification of the top court’s order dated August 3 so that the election process could be concluded before the deadline set by FIFA-AFC. 
Jul 08, 2022 19:07
NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry Friday launched three major initiatives - online portal for schemes of department of sports, National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) website and revised scheme of cash award, national welfare and pension to sportspersons.
May 04, 2022 19:05
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation on has refuted reports that the Union Sports Ministry has approved an audit of the AIFF after the special cell of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), allegedly found financial irregularities in the apex football body.
Apr 29, 2022 19:04
NEW DELHI: The Central government's justification in cutting funding to the All India Football Federation by almost 85% over the past four years has been called out by AIFF general secretary Kushal Das. 
Apr 20, 2022 20:04
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Wednesday said it will send just two more reminders to the national sports federations (NSFs) that are still to amend their constitutions in line with the National Sports Development Code of India 2011 (NSDCI), after which "strict action" would follow in September.