Why India's sports federations are now required to register as NGOsAnurag Tandon Aahna Mehrotra
On 24 October 2016, the Indian Government informed all Indian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that to continue to receive grants from the Government Ministries they must register as a NGO with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.
This article examines the rationale and requirements behind the new initiative, before outlining the immediate effects and concerns it presents for India’s National Sport Federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
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About the Author
Anurag is an Associate in the Sports Law department at DPSA-TMT. DPSA-TMT is a merged entity of DPSA Legal and TMT Law Practice, founded in October, 2016.
Ms. Aahna Mehrotra was admitted to practice in India in May, 2011 and currently heads the Sports and Gaming Laws department at TMT Law Practice, a full service law firm with 9 offices across India.