India's Draft National Air Sports Policy 2022 - Does It Comply With The Domestic Framework?
In India, policies governing any category of sports are generally issued by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. However, in a surprising turn of events, on 1 January 22, it was the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India (MoCA), which released the Draft National Air Sports Policy, 2022 (NASP) for public comments.
The objective of the NASP is to improve the state of aero sports in India, with a vision to make India one of the top nations in air sports by 2030. Furthermore, the NASP aims to provide a safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable air sports ecosystem in India and to encourage participation of Indians, at various global air sports events.
This article discusses:
- The Proposal For A Two-Tiered Governance Structure
- Other Salient Features of the NASP
- Makeup of The ASFI and its member organisations
- Is the draft NASP compliant with India’s Sports Code?
- Is there sufficient provision for dispute resolution?
- Comparative Analysis With Australia
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Vidushpat is the managing partner at Krida Legal and is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council. He is a member of the Election Oversight Panel of World Athletics (IAAF). He has been a member of the Independent Appeals Committee of World Sailing.
Vidushpat advises on issues pertaining to esports, new age investing (e.g Digital Currencies and NFT’s), betting and gambling laws, league formulation and rights structuring, government policies, TV and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandizing contracts, tendering procedure, anti-doping, ticketing, venue hire and brand protection. He has also advised on M&A in the sports and gaming sector.
Nachiket is a qualified sports and gaming lawyer at Krida Legal. He is a registered advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Gujarat. He is a 2017 graduate of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and a 2012 graduate of St. Xavier’s High School, Surat.