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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Sports and Youth Affairs

Dated 21st November 2000


1. Shri N.N. Kharuia, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi
2. Mrs Kiran Aggarwal, Pr. Adviser (Education), Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
3. Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
4. Joint Secretary, Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi
5. Director General Employment and Training (DGE and T), Ministry of Labour, Shram Sakti Bhavan, New Delhi Member
6. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Technology Member
7. Joint Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
8. Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
9. Director General Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi Member
10 Director General Sports Authority of India Member
11. Programme Adviser, National Service Scheme Member
12. President/Secretary, Indian Olympic Association Member
13. President/Secretary, Indian Hockey Federation Member
14. President/Secretary, Indian Amateur Athletic Federation Member
15. Representative of FICCI Member
16. Secretary, Youth Affairs and Sports (from 3 Slate Government including one from North East) Member
17. Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore, Karnataka Member
18. Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi Member

Eminent Sports persons
1. Ms. P.T. Usha
2. Mr. Dinesh Khanna


Experts in Youth Development Work
1. Dr. Agochia Ex- Director, CYP, London
2. Mr. Subba Rao Director, National Youth Project

21. Representative of Sports Goods Industry (to be nominated later)  

Terms and Reference:

  1. To review the existing approach, strategy, priorities; on-going policies and programmes and their implementations for the benefit of sports personnel, and to suggest rationalization/minimization of the on-going programme and effective inter-sectoral conversions. Also to review the status of Sports and Youth Affairs programme and to provide the focus attention for the development perspective for this sector for the Tenth Five Plan.
  2. To identify the neglected areas and groups; gaps, weaknesses and bottlenecks; and to take note of the persisting and emerging problems’ situations related to sports and to suggest the future directions of the programmes including expansion and qualitative up-gradation in terms of standards, facilities and attainments with special reference to the Youth Activities and Sports in rural and tribal areas.
  3. To suggest measures to create effective linkage between different organizations engaged in the sector and better utilization of infrastructure.
  4. To examine critically the following:
    1. Resource assessment under different activities/programmes;
    2. Ways and means for mobilization of additional resources; and
    3. Ways and means for the involvement of Non-Government Organizations/Community other private organizations, Panchayati Raj Institution including industry and trade in the programmes under this sector.

The chairman of the Working Group, if deemed necessary, may constitute Sub-groups and /or co-opt additional members. However, convener of the Working Group concurrently keep Education Division of the Planning Commission informed about the same.

Name of the representative of Ministry/Organization/Department to the Chairman of the Working Group.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be born by the parent Department/Ministry/Organization to which the officers belong. Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Convener Department.

The Working Group will submit its report by 31st May, 2001.