Lok Sabha has passed the National Sports University Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed the National Sports University Bill, 2018

This bill is for to promote various aspects of sportssuch as management, technology and coaching.
Earlier , Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore introduced the bill, which seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur and run two courses for now. This is the 6th bill tabled to place an ordinance during the Monsoon Session.

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Highlights of the Bill-
  • The National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 was promulgated on May 31, 2018.  It establishes a National Sports University in Manipur.
  • Functions:  Key powers and functions of the University include: (i) prescribing courses of study and conducting training programmes, (ii) granting degrees, diplomas, and certificates, (iii) providing facilities through a distance education system, and (iv) conferring autonomous status on a college or an institution.
  • Statutes:  The Schedule to the Ordinance contains statutes.  These statutes specify the establishment, composition, and powers of various authorities such as the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Dean of Schools.  The Executive Council may make additional statutes, amend specified statutes, or repeal these statutes.  Any such action will require the approval of the central government.

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