Delhi High Court

The Ministry of Sports is seeking to bring back the recognition of 57 NSF; Application file in Delhi High Court

The sports ministry on Tuesday filed an application in the Delhi High Court seeking permission to restore the temporary recognition of the 57th National Sports Federation (NSF). The Ministry of India and the Rowing Federation of India also requested the Ministry to restore the recognition of the School Games Federation of Indian Golf Union (IGU), with the exception of 54 NSFs which were recognized earlier this year till September this year and later withdrawn due to a court order.

The sports ministry has approached the Delhi High Court to restore the recognition of the NSF

“Accountability No. 1 / MYS is filing an immediate petition seeking the consent of the Hon’ble Court to grant temporary annual recognition to the 54 NSFs involved in 2020 and to withdraw / revoke the suspended / interesting official recognition of the three NSFs … and consequently COVID-19. Give temporary annual recognition for 2020 till 30.09.2020 considering the extraordinary situation prevailing due to.

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“It is with respect that the annual recognition or renewal of the NSF is detrimental to the overall development of the sport, especially to athletes / athletes who are otherwise currently fascinated by CVD-19 as all training and competition was suspended.”

The court had earlier on June 24 indicated that the ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had to “inform the court” before taking any decision on the NSF, following an order passed in February, following which the ministry gave annual recognition to 54 NSFs early next month. Cancels.

IOA President Narendra Batra said he hoped the issue would be dealt with expeditiously and that the prospect of hosting the Olympics could be detrimental to India.

IOA chief Narendra Batra


“It could even lead to non-recognition. If an NSF tells its international federation that there is nothing we can do because the IOA is not giving permission. The IOA will then say that we have to get approval from the court as well.” The case may come up with government intervention and we will be suspended.

“As citizens of India, we have to follow and respect the court’s order and we will do that. And that means what we can do now if the Olympics don’t have to win any medals,” Batra said.

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