Why India's sports federations are now required to register as NGOs
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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- Tags: 2010 (FCRA) | 2013 | Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act | Governance | India | Indian Olympic Association (IOA) | Lokayuktas Act | Lokpal and | Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports | National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog | Regulation | Societies’ Registration Act
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About the Author
Founder, AM Sports Law & Management Co
Ms. Aahna Mehrotra is the principal lawyer at AM Sports Law and Management Co. She was called to the Bar in May 2011 and has gained considerable exposure through her experiences at different institutions worldwide.