The National Sports Development Code was released in 2011. It contains all guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time to promote good governance in the management of sports development, including sporting excellence, in the country. The compilation of all existing instructions in the form of a single National Sports Development Code is expected will enable better compliance with the basic universal principles of good governance in sports, which would, in turn promote a strong sporting culture and sports excellence in the country.
- National Sports Federations (NSFs) availing of government grants to be declared as public authorities and brought under purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005;
- Implementation of age and tenure limit in respect of office bearers of NSFs;
- Notification and implementation of NADA Anti-Doping Rules;
- Guidelines for holding fair and transparent elections to NSFs.
- Raising the monthly remuneration of national coaches across all disciplines to Rs.50,000- in recognition of importance of coaching department.
- In order to have a long term focus on promotion of sports excellence, it has been decided to henceforth put in place a long-term plan for two Olympic cycle at a time, which would be subject to annual review. This would enable us to concentrate on both active national teams and the feeder level.
- Guidelines prescribed for preventing doping in sports and preventing age fraud in sports.
- Government support to tournaments/sports development activities promoted by bodies other than NSFs.
- Special long terms plans to encourage sports at school and university level.
- Supporting exchange programmes in order to strengthen international cooperation between India and other countries in the field of sports.